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Submissions Call: Channel Magazine

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Submissions Deadline: 31st July 2019

Channel is a new magazine born out of the climate crisis, publishing poetry and prose with an environmentalist perspective. Our first issue will be released in print in Autumn 2019.

What We Publish
We publish new, previously unpublished work that engages with the natural world. We have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. Each issue includes a mix of poetry and fiction, alongside a selection of essays which may include creative non-fiction, criticism, and the occasional review of new creative work or of community-based environmental projects. We also welcome submissions in translation.

Essay – essay@channelmag.org
We accept both completed essay submissions and proposals. Completed essays (including creative non-fiction, reportage, commentary, and criticism) should generally not exceed 6000 words. We ask that you send your essay as a Word document attachment to the above-listed email. If you have a proposal for an essay or an interview, please contact us directly with a brief description of same.

Essay submissions exclusively will be accepted on a rolling basis, regardless of the dates of submissions windows.

As well as accepting essay submissions for print, we welcome submissions for online publication on the Channel blog. Pieces of 1500 words or fewer which explore a particular issue in current events or explicate upon a community-based environmental project are particularly encouraged for blog publication. If we feel that a piece submitted for the magazine would do well online, we may also offer blog publication as well as, or as an alternative to, a place in the upcoming print issue.

Short Stories – fiction@channelmag.org
We believe that stories should be free to occupy the space their development requires, and so do not place a strict limit on word count. However, taking into account economy of space within the magazine, as a general rule we encourage stories to not exceed 6000 words. Please send no more than one story per submission window as a Word document attachment.

Poetry – poetry@channelmag.org
You may submit up to 4 poems, regardless of length, per submission window. Please include all poems in one Word document, with each new poem starting on a new page. Channel has no limitations on form or style.

Please email all submissions directly to the relevant address, clearly stating your name within the body of your email. Please do not include any identifying information within the attached Word document submission.

Channel particularly welcomes submissions from writers living in Ireland, however international submissions are equally considered.

Successful contributors will receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears. We believe in paying writers, and dependent on funding we also hope to offer a nominal fee.