Club Plum nominates for Best of the Net.
Submissions open for Volume 3, Issue I, January 2022 with a special call for Lyric Essays:
- Send flash essays
- Send segmented essays
- Send braided essays
- Send beautiful essays
- Send hybrid essays
Lyric Essay Guidelines: Send one essay only of up to 3,000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Send in docx or doc format, or in the body of the email.
Submissions are also open for all the usual content as described below.
Club Plum is a safe place and does not publish the following:
- works that demean women, perpetuate the male gaze, portray antiquated relationships/images where women are sexual objects for men, etc. (The editor receives such a story about once every six months. When she rejects the story and tells the man, succinctly and directly, in one or two short sentences, why she is not publishing the piece, the man, each time, lashes out with angry paragraphs, exhibiting offense and insults, sometimes bordering on threats. Obviously, the editor has made the right decision in these cases.)
- works that are racist
- works that are homophobic
- works that proselytize religious beliefs
Club Plum happily publishes the following:
Flash Fiction: Please send one piece of flash fiction of no more than 800 words to email@example.com. Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Do send lyrical prose, wondrous prose, fierce prose. Do send words that successfully skate on the edge of realities. Arresting prose lodged in one reality is also well received.
Prose Poetry: DO NOT SEND POETRY BROKEN INTO VERSE LINES; YOU WILL NOT GET A RESPONSE. Please send up to three prose poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Do send lyrical poems and surprising poems. Do send poems that unravel, ending with a lump in the editor’s throat.
Hybrid Works: Prose poetry is itself a hybrid genre, but sometimes a piece may be harder to classify still; a piece may dip in and out of prose and poetry. Please send up to three pieces of hybrid works to email@example.com.
Art: Please send one JPG image to firstname.lastname@example.org. The editor appreciates acrylics, pen-and-ink line art, pencil drawings, collage, watercolor, experimental, impressionistic and abstract pieces, both black-and-white and color. The editor will pass on photography. Please send a brief description of the medium of the piece. Artists are encouraged to send a website link where more works are showcased.
Rights: We ask for first North American Serial Rights.
Responses to writers will be quick because the editor is busy and utilizes every minute of her day. Note: Respect will be given when respect is received; submissions shot to the editor without an accompanying few words will not be read. Multiple submissions will not be read.
Only send your best work. Proofread. Work with sloppy errors makes the editor think you don’t care or don’t know any better.
Send your work in docx, doc or in the body of the email.
Issues are available online only.
We accept simultaneous submissions.
We do not accept reprints.
We do not pay for accepted submissions.
Yay for wondrous words and art. Yay for you.
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