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Words are worlds. manywor(l)ds, as a project, embraces the worldmaking possibilities and practices of language in all its forms. A genreless space, manywor(l)ds hosts the work of creators whose relationships to embodimindment, to sex(uality), to gender, and to a constellation of factors surrounding these concepts, face marginalization and erasure. We define our demographic loosely on purpose — we don’t want to box you in. But if you need a minute of clarity, we’re interested in works rooted in queer, disabled, trans, intersex, Mad, two-spirit, neurodivergent experiences, regardless of how they manifest. We are particularly interested in those at the nexus of multiple marginalizations, like race, class, size, and geographic/immigration status. But a demographic is not a politic. Our politic is queercrip, and transMad. We’re interested not only in the fact of identity, but also in the ways that identity, community, and experience inform the things we write and make: how our worlds inform and are formed by our words. As writers, we have been transformed by texts, sharing symbols and secrets, sometimes for the first time, with authors who get it. These moments of wayfinding, the realization that life, for us, is not only possible, but beautiful and creatively rich, form the basis of our approach to this magazine. We want to know how you wayfind, or how you refuse to. We want to see work that plays by its own rules, or plays by no rules at all. We celebrate blurriness and obfuscation as radical strategies. We do not define genres and we do not define you. We want projects crafted Madly, on crip time, in queer space, of trans genre. Or something like that. We want work that prefigures the worlds we want, and, in this weird little space, makes them manifest. We are excited to think about the ways our bodyminds inform the texture of our creativity. This is a world where many wor(l)ds fit.

Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to "those who identify with and as any of the following descriptors: trans, two-spirit, disabled, neurodivergent, Mad, queer, crip, nonbinary, genderqueer, intersex."

Country of Publication & Year Established

International Established in 2023

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All genders, Nonbinary people, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents 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: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Audio. Image. Text. Video.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All genders, Nonbinary people, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All genders, Nonbinary people, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Audio. Image. Text. Video.


Visual Art Open

Dates:

Open to visual art submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 47 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All genders, Nonbinary people, Transgender people, All sexual identities.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Audio. Image. Video.


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manywor(l)ds 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 17 reports from 16 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 | 6.2 mean avg | 2.0 median | 49 max days (11.8 std dev)
Responses94.12 %
Acceptances17.65 % of submissions accepted (5.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 18.75 % 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.
Rejections76.47 % (3.2 avg. days per rejection) | 23.1 % personal, 69.2 % form, 7.7 % unspecified
Non-Responses5.88 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded5.88 % (49.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals-
Pending1 response is pending (6 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most recent response reported was received on 07 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 31 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 02 Jan 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 07 Jul 2023

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