Macro/MicroCosm Submission Guide
All literary submissions must be between 500 and 15,000 words. We prefer fiction & non-fiction to stick closer to the 5,000 range, but we will accept a novella of larger size, if the writing fits. We’re looking for speculative fiction, creative non-fiction based around the idea of patterns, cycles and the like. Follow the spirit of this Journal and we can do business. As part of the natural process, editing will happen, but that’s not an excuse to send a first draft. Polish it, work with it, then send it. We’ll finesse, not coddle & rewrite. Copious gore, erotic scenarios, & horror will be rejected.
All works submitted to Vraeyda Literary must be unreleased works. We’re gunning for exclusive first English Language Rights. If your work’s been self-published, put on a website, blog, journal, public forum or published on a subsidy press we can’t use it.
Art & Photography submissions may be sent with a Max 1 Page Abstract. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for review.
Poets may submit up to 5 poems up to a Max of 50 lines each.
If your project is below 15,000 words, please attach it in the format listed below. In the subject line of your email please use the following format:
• CANSub - AUTHOR LAST NAME - TITLE - WORD COUNT (Canadian Authors)
• INTSub - AUTHOR LAST NAME - TITLE - WORD COUNT (International Authors)
In your query email please answer the following questions:
- Any publications/showings author/artist has been featured in
- Author/Artist Bio: 250 Words + any awards
- Non-Fiction: What is the nature of the work?
- Art: What is the nature of the work? Describe it’s meaning to you.
All literary submissions must be in the following format:
- Courier New 12 pt. Font, Double Spaced
- Page Numbers on Right Top Corner
- Header: Author Name / Working Title / Total Word Count
All visual submissions must be in the following format:
All contributors will receive two print copies of the finished work, one PDF copy of the full anthology, and one PDF copy of their work(s). They will also receive a place on the Vraeyda Literary Author/Artist Highlight Rotation for promotional purposes. If selected, fiction & non-fiction works will receive bragging rights and potential for future publication. Poetry works will also receive the covetous bragging rights, and potential for future publication. The same goes for Artists & Photographers.
For More Information:
If you do have questions, email us your queries & we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. However, if you are rejected please don’t email back asking what we think you should change. Once science finds a way to give more hours in a day, we’ll gladly share our thoughts on the matter.
We aim to respond to all queries within 45 days of submission. Please do send a follow-up query should Vraeyda not respond within the 45 day time limit.
Electronic Submissions Only.
Submissions can be sent to vraeyda [at] me [dot] com