CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TEMENOS Fall 2014 Call For Submissions

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Humans have long created visual and literary art recording our struggle with inner demons. Now, Temenos dares you to creep closer to the mythos, monsters, and madness that encircle our imaginative spirit. We are curious about what may emerge when you delve deep into the eldritch corners of the unconscious or knock on the demon’s door.

Temenos, Central Michigan University’s (CMU’s) graduate literary journal, is now accepting submissions until November 22, 2014, of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and photography for its Fall 2014 edition, Mythos, Monsters, and Madness. This edition will be available online and will also be printed as a part of a double edition in the spring of 2015. Send submissions via our submissions management system ( There is 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) and photos and artwork must be .jpg or .png attachments.

Writers and artists may submit up to 5 poems, 4,000 words, or 5 pieces of artwork per submission; writers and artists are encouraged to submit more work, but will need to pay additional submission fees.


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Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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.

Fiction & Nonfiction

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.

Send Submissions via our submissions management system (

Please include a brief cover letter, contact information, and a brief third person bio. All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx).

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.