CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TEMENOS Spring 2015 Call For Submissions

Temenos, Central Michigan University’s (CMU’s) graduate literary journal, is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2015 edition, Paradigm Shift. We are looking for the best selections of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art that confront the contradictory facets of nature—whether they occur in the unexplored wilds of the natural world or within the human experience.

Our submission deadline is March 20th, 2015. This edition will be available as an eBook on our website and as part of a double print edition in the spring of 2015, with our Fall 2014 edition, Mythos, Monsters, and Madness.

Please send submissions and a $5.00 fee to our submissions management system ( All documents must be submitted as .doc or .rtf attachments (not .docx). Writers and artists may submit up to five poems, five pieces of artwork, or up to 4,000 words of fiction or non-fiction per submission; to submit more work, an additional submission fee must be paid.

For the purpose of anonymity, please do not place your name within the submission document itself. Instead, include a separate attachment containing a brief cover letter, contact information, and third-person bio of 50–150 words. We do not accept emailed submissions.


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Only previously unpublished work will be considered.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.