Submissions

The theme for the upcoming issue is “Technology.” Interpret this as you wish. The more experimental, the better. The deadline for this issue is February 28th, 2017.


Prose

Prose includes fiction, nonfiction, and all the gray areas in between. Prose pieces up to 500 words will be considered for print as Artifact postcards. Prose between 500 and 4, 000 words will be considered for publication in Obra only.

Formatting: Please follow these guidelines to format your manuscript. Only Times New Roman (12 pt) and Courier New (11 pt) black fonts will be read. Remember to double space your work.

Files: Name your submission file with your surname and the piece’s title, like this: Surname_Submission Title.docx. Only docx and rtf files are accepted.

Cover Letter: Please include a word count for your piece and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.


 

Poetry in the Expanded Field

Poetry in the expanded field encompasses many types of poetry and art that incorporates words. Submissions in this category can range from standard, written word poetry to visual poetry to multimedia, including gifs, slide shows, and audio-visual works.

For multimedia: If you would like your work to be featured on an Artifact postcard, please be prepared to create a still image. Minimum size for postcard images is 1200 x 1800 pixels.

Please send no more than five works at a time. For projects in word or PDF format, please include all works in a single document file.

Cover Letter: Please include a brief description of your project and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.


 

Visual Art

As with poetry, the sky’s the limit. This includes comics, audiovisual works, and traditional media.

If you would like your work to be featured on an Artifact postcard, please be prepared to create a still in large postcard size, 6 in. X 9 in. Minimum size for postcard images is 1200 x 1800 pixels.

Please send no more than five works at a time.

Cover Letter: Please include a brief description of your project and an author bio of no more than three sentences written in the third person.


 

O/A Blog

Blog posts for the Obra/Artifact site should be fewer than 1,000 words in length and related to arts, literature, and culture in the Americas. Preference is given to Stetson MFA students. However, outside contributors may also submit posts for consideration.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you withdraw your submission promptly if it is chosen for publication elsewhere. NOTE: We will not publish reprints.


 

For all submissions, rights revert back to the author after publication. While we cannot offer payment for work at this time, we will provide two contributor copies. In addition, the first edition of Artifact postcards will be distributed and discussed at AWP 2017, offering a unique opportunity to showcase your work.
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