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We’re not dead! Proof: We just published our Summer 2018 Double-Issue. That being said, 1966 is going on hiatus for the 2018-2019 academic year as our editor travels to England to write a book of–you guessed it–creative nonfiction with a research component about Durham Cathedral. You can read more about the project here. We will be back with the Winter 2019 issue.

What this means for you: If you have already submitted, your work will still be considered for an upcoming issue unless you withdraw it. We’ll be reading very slowly.

If you haven’t yet submitted, please hold off until Fall 2019. We’re sorry to miss your work, but there are so many amazing magazines out there, we know you’ll find a home for your essay.

 

18 thoughts on “Submit

  1. I’m so fed up of reading, ‘We cannot pay writers’. Why are writers so often expected to work for nothing, I wonder. Writing is hard work. We need to eat so we can write.

    • We agree that writing is hard work. We are all writers here. We have all worked a lot for free. The truth is that many literary magazines are labors of love and their editors aren’t paid either, as is the case here. We work to provide an outlet for writers to share their work and for it to be read. For emerging writers, publications in non-paying literary magazines can build a career where their work can get into paying venues or where they can secure an agent to represent a manuscript. If you’re at a point in your career where getting paid is more important than getting exposure, we encourage you to submit to another magazine that can pay–you need to do what’s best for you and your work.
      But, in general, we agree. It sucks that we live in a culture where trained, talented artists (one of us is married to a classical musician) are expected to work for free or cheap because the products they produce are not adequately valued and because their passion for making art is exploited. (“Oh, you play because you love music, so why do I have to pay you to play for my daughter’s wedding?”).
      We don’t know the answer to that very big problem, and, frankly, we only see it getting worse with the changing publishing landscape.
      But we’re here. We’re here trying to get good writing out to people who like to read it. We’d like to get our authors paid. But a brand new, non-profit, non-monetized magazine, even with some institutional support (one-time enough to start a website and we are grateful for it), may not achieve that goal for a while. But until then, we believe that what we do benefits writers (and readers and editors), even without a direct paycheck for any of us.

      • What a wonderful, full answer to that writer’s question (Sharon Farrer). When I first read her remarks I ruefully smiled because I was certain that you editors are creating, selecting, monitoring this journal effort without pay. I love your faith that the journal might evolve into something bigger, wherein writer-contributors can be paid. I love the gentleness, the courtliness, of your reply. Wishing you much luck — I think of luck as open windows for when the best fragrances blow in and the god-like hand of chance reaches in and anoints, as once happened to me — in all your literary endeavors.

    • As a writer who queries agents and publishers, the ability to send in a list of places that have accepted and published your work is very important and more valuable than money – because a publishing credit is something you can’t buy.

    • Sharonfarrer: Get a day job. I have one, which supports my writing. The fact that Creative Writing Journals exist for one reason, to display the words of writers, means the world to “most” writers. It does to me. Whenever I receive a free copy of a journal that has my writing in it, I am as “happy as a loony mockingbird” (excerpt from one of my poems), and it becomes my gold nugget, and I shout out: Bonus!

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  3. The current issue…with its fantastic pictures…. maybe could use some fine tuning, at the tech end… it’s jumping me around, clicking the left arrow seems to ADVANCE it, I wind up in the middle of things.. Could be my ineptitude, but check.
    Lovely journal. Am sending you something now.

      • AARGH. Only discovering this Reply now…. Dec 6 (versus Nov 18).
        I’m on a Mac, and for browser we’ve just switched to Time Warner Cable…. the AT&T just couldn’t hack it.
        And, you got my “Mellow Yellow”?
        Kent

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