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Abandon Journal

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Abandon Journal exists to showcase writing and artwork that has been created with abandon. That term is free to be interpreted liberally, but ideally it is the kind of work that takes risks, created in a space wherein the artist doesn’t care what anyone else thinks or what everyone else is doing. We’re open to hybrid work, genre, visual art, and more. Each issue we showcase work that “abandons form,” and every other issue will be a variation on a theme of abandon. We are writers, too, and we are committed to paying our contributors–at least a modest honorarium, until we’re able to pay more–and never charging a fee for general submissions.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Important: Pitch first for book reviews, craft essays, and interviews.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Essay EssayUp to 6,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Other (May vary).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media, including: Graphic design, Drawing, Cartoon/Comic strip, Painting, Photography.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Abandon Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 64 reports from 64 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 110.3 mean avg | 109.5 median | 466 max days (73.5 std dev)
Responses84.37 %
Acceptances1.56 % of submissions accepted (173.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.56 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections82.81 % (105.0 avg. days per rejection) | 18.9 % personal, 52.8 % form, 28.3 % unspecified
Non-Responses15.63 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded4.69 % (307.7 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals10.94 % (57.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending2 responses are pending (284 min | 294.0 mean avg | 294.0 median | 304 max days waiting | 14.1 std dev) from 2 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (71.9 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 60 days have passed.
The most common submission tip paid: USD $3.00. (26.6 % reported giving a tip.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 17 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 30 Sep 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 15 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 23 Apr 2021

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