Ragazine accepts submissions of poetry, photography, reviews, interviews, art, travel stories, creative nonfiction, memoir, informed political commentary (no rants), current events, dance, entertainment, cartoons & illustrations, Letters to the Editor, and more.
Obviously, we’re eclectic, and naturally, we’re looking for the highest quality work we can find. If you have an idea for a submission, but want some kind of affirmation, send a note with “QUERY” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org, to see if this is something that meets the intent. Carefully read the submission guidelines for each category below before querying or sending any submissions. Submissions that do not comply with guidelines may end up being shot into cyberspace.
* Fiction/Nonfiction/Commentary, Reviews, et al: Double space between paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs. Best to send using Times New Roman or Calibri, in either Word attachment or in body of email.
* Poetry: We will try as we can to reproduce unusual formatting, but due to some limitations of WordPress, this may pose difficulties.
* Photography & Art Work: Provide titles, medium, size, date, time, place/location, photo credits, and any other information relevant to the work.
* If you do not send one, and if your work is accepted for publication, you will be asked for a short third-person bio and a photograph (optional).
SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.
THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF RAGAZINE!!
Guidelines for poetry submissions:
- Except in special cases (determined by the editor) Ragazine does not accept poems previously published online or in print.
- Send poetry submissions to: email@example.com. Subject line to read: Poetry Submission. Poems should appear in the body of the e-mail, not as attachments.
- Include a brief biography, no more than three to four sentences.
- If the poem is over three pages in length, it may be sent in an attachment, but ask the editor first so she/he knows to expect it and can acknowledge your inquiry.
- No more than three poems per submission.
- No more than 4 submissions per year.
- Poetry Book/Chapbook Reviews of 1 to 2 pages are welcomed. These can be sent in an attachment.
- Ragazine is especially interested in translations. In such cases, the poem in its original language also should be included.
- No websites. Ragazine will not accept poems from websites, blogs, facebook, etc.
Poetry Editor’s note:
Poems accepted for Ragazine will appear over the next two to three issues, as the editor has received much good work that she wants to publish, but has room only for five or six poets max per issue. If you receive an acceptance, know the poem may appear in an issue three months to four months after the editor has accepted your work. It is not always for the very next issue. Do not think she has forgotten her promise to publish the poem. We update every six to eight weeks. If, after you’ve grown old and tired, you feel we are remiss in getting back to you, give a nudge.
IN RELATION TO THE NATURAL WORLD …
Ragazine’s creative nonfiction section brings together the kind of writing I like most: grounded, compelling first-person narration set in a concrete time and place that reflects thematically some way on the human relation to the natural world and the ways we’ve transformed that world, and in the process, transformed ourselves. Creative nonfiction is an expansive genre that spans narrative history, literary journalism, narrative nonfiction, the personal essay, memoir, and probably many other sub-categories I’m forgetting. The kind of writing I welcome you to submit to Ragazine should focus on the previously mentioned themes in some broad sense — what is the meaning of contemporary lives and, although they might seem to be detached from nature in our highly mediated, technologically-driven world of the hyper-real, how are they nonetheless grounded in that material reality that surrounds, supports, and enables us?
(The preceding guidelines were developed by our first CNF editor, Leslie Heywood. While Leslie’s moved on to take care of other things in her life, she defined very well what we looked for then, and continue to look for now.)
Questions, or if you have problems submitting through SUBMITTABLE: Contact acting CN editor Mike Foldes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiction submissions are open.
Ragazine Acting Fiction Editor is Greg Stewart
The Fiction Editor at Ragazine welcomes your prose and will work diligently and honestly in reading (and sometimes offering critiques of) your work.
We’re looking for work that will sit well on the screen. Take a moment, please, to decide for yourself what this means. We can say, for example, that we’d like work to “pop,” to be “imaginative,” “sharp,” “tight,” etc., but we’d possibly be limiting the variety of work that we love to publish. Simply put: Send us your best work that is completely revised and well-edited .
- Submit no more than one piece at a time; each submitted piece should be no more than 4,000 words, although most of what we publish falls in the 1,500 to 3,000 range. Allow 1-3 months for a response. Feel free to query after 3 months. Adherence to standard submission formatting is appreciated. To expedite the reading of your work, please submit to Greg.
- We do not accept submissions via postal mail.
Subject line to read: Ragazine Fiction Submission.
“Image of the Day”: We’re looking for surprises... the kind of work we have to look at more than once. Have a photo, painting, print, collage, cartoon, comic or some other visual offering you want to blast out to Ragazine readers? Email it to: Imageoftheday@ragazine.cc as a jpg attachment of 1 to 2 mb. Include your name, email address, and a 2-3 sentence description of how you happened to create the image. No more than 3 submissions per year, please. Acceptance notification will be by email. As a volunteer organization, Ragazine does not pay contributors. See Copyright information below.
We are looking for pieces that capture the essence of a place through explorations of location, people, culture, or a distinct something else that feels intrinsic and integral to the world you are describing. Most importantly, we are looking for an informed and perceptive point/observation/commentary about this locale. While this is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, some topics of interest include (alphabetically): arts, culture, economic, environmental, historical, political, and social themes and impressions.