Submission Guidelines

DIAPHANOUS 2018 – SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please see our MISSION STATEMENT and the SPRING 2017 and Fall 2017 issues of Diaphanous on our website BEFORE submitting your own original, UNPUBLISHED literary and visual art.

PLEASE NOTE: our aesthetic / poetics is on the spectrum of EXPERIMENTAL AND POSTMODERN per our more detailed mission statement. We welcome creative work that challenges and blurs the boundaries of genre and styles/schools of literature and visual art. We champion polyphony, multiple POVs, language-centered texts vs. the conventional “I-centered” lyric, poetic and narrative “density” (compression) and fiction that is a bit bizarre and/or surprising.

READING PERIOD: TBD [check back in 2018 for updated information]

LITERARY ART
POETRY: Submit 2 – 5 poems (beginning a new page for each poem) or a longer sequence poem (10 pages maximum) — each separate poem should have a title or an overarching title of a sequence or selection from a larger, unpublished work. We welcome poems of all lengths and colloborative poetical texts also (ten pages maximum for total submission).
SUBMIT ONE Word document TITLED: POETRY LAST NAME, FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 and a SECOND Word document with a short, third-person BIO TITLED: BIO POETRY LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 to: diaphanouspresspoetry@gmail.com

FICTION: Submit 2 – 5 very short fiction pieces (maximum 750 words) of micro-fiction (up to three pages total for micro-fiction with a title for each), flash, and hybrid in ONE Word document TITLED: FICTION LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 and a SECOND Word document with a short, third-person BIO TITLED: BIO FICTION LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 to: diaphanouspressfiction@gmail.com

VISUAL ART
Please submit 3 – 5 images, a separate jpeg for each TITLED: ART TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 –images of original paintings (traditional and digital), photography (traditional and digital), architecture (models photographed or digital). Minimum resolution 300dpi. Please note: we need to format in a minimum of 500 pixels for the best possible viewing of our journal. With your submission, we need ONE Word document titled BIO ART LAST NAME FIRST NAME SPRING 2018 with a short, third-person bBIO–and the TITLE, MEDIA, and DIMENSIONS (inches/feet or pixels), and copyright (year of creation) sent to: diaphanouspressart@gmail.com

Please feel free to query us at diaphanouspress@gmail.com with any questions.
We encourage those who submit to LIKE our our Diaphanous Press facebook page to stay abreast of any announcements and features of our literary and visual artists.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR FINEST, UNPUBLISHED CREATIVE WRITING and VIEWING YOUR FINEST VISUAL ART.
Thank you so much for your interest in and support of Diaphanous.

Krysia Jopek
Founder and Editor of DIAPHANOUS PRESS