Temenos Journal is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork for our 2014 special print and online edition, A Balancing Act, will publish the best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and artwork expressing a struggle to escape the uneasy balance of a forced stasis. We could be caught in the doldrums with no wind to move us forward, or in a state of ennui, filled with listless dissatisfaction.
Trapped in such unnatural balance, we fear movement—and falling. No matter the cause, Temenos Journal wants to feel your struggle to tip that balance. Tell us about the pressure you feel to change, and the impulse that causes you to toss yourself away from the center or, perhaps, to hold tightly onto your mooring to avoid crashing down.
Send submissions via our submissions management system (temenos.submittable.com/submit) There will be a $6.00 submission fee.
Please include a brief cover letter, contact information, and third person bio of 50-150 words. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx).
Writers and artists may submit up to five poems, 4,000 words, or 5 pieces of artwork per submission; furthermore, writers and artists are encouraged to submit more work, but they will need to pay additional submission fees.
Deadline for submissions: April 17, 2014
We seek to publish the very best new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary essays by established and emerging writers. All manuscripts are given full consideration. We suggest you first familiarize yourself with Temenos before you submit.
Only previously unpublished work will be considered. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please read the following submission guidelines carefully.
Temenos accepts submissions year round. Our reading period, however, is only August through April. This means that, if you send us a submission during the summer months, it won't be considered until August at the earliest.
Please submit only one manuscript in any genre at a time.
You may send up to two pieces of prose. We rarely publish work that is longer than 4,000 words. We consider novel excerpts if they stand alone.
Please submit no more than five poems at one time.
Send up to five images in as high a definition as possible. Please include a title for each piece.
If a piece is accepted, Temenos retains first publishing rights, as well as the right to reprint the piece in any “Best of” editions of the magazine. After publication, all rights revert back to the author.