AMW.4 / SUBMISSION WINDOW
June 26 – August 31 / 2019
AMW.4 / THEME
Arrivals / Departures
October 1 / 2019
AMW.5 / SUBMISSION WINDOW
September 1 – October 31 / 2019
AMW.5 / THEME
December 1 / 2019
– We will respond to all submissions within 7 days
– We will provide feedback on all submissions
– We will make a decision on your submission by the end of the window
– We will produce the best magazine we can from the submissions we receive
– We will continue to develop & evolve our processes and products
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDE
FICTION / up to 3500 words
NON-FICTION or MEMOIR / up to 2500 words
FLASH FICTION / 150 words maximum
NARRATIVE POETRY / 300 words maximum
ESSAYS / Observational pieces based upon the themes / Up to 2000 words
If your story is stronger with a few more lines, a few more details, that is fine. We don’t reject writing based upon established ‘rules’, we just want the best stories. We are more concerned with quality, not quantity.
We prefer writing that pushes it a little, that has a bit of grit, that is memorable. Our strapline isn’t Stories With Substance for nothing…
We also accept OPEN SUBMISSIONS, outside of theme or submission period, at any time but only send us finished work that you are especially proud of or pleased with. Good writing deserves to be read, regardless of guidelines.
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW.
You can submit to as many categories as you wish, and submit as many pieces as you wish. However, we are looking for quality, not quantity, and excessive submissions will be met with a raised eyebrow.
Similarly, if you have previously submitted a piece that we have not accepted, do not re-submit it. If we like it, but it is not selected for the submitted issue, we will hold it for another, perhaps more relevant, theme.
We will let you know if we plan to do this, and we do, and we have.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK
On occasion, we do reprint writing that has previously been published elsewhere but please include details of this when submitting.
AMW is an independently run and privately funded magazine. All profits go towards producing the following issue, so, unfortunately, we cannot offer payment to our writers at this stage – though we do hope to do so as the publication grows.
Each of our contributors receives a complimentary printed copy of the issue they feature in and the option to purchase bundle packs of 6 or 12 of the magazine at trade discounted prices. You can sell these how you wish, and earn some money from your writing.
FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION
All submissions must be:
Sylfaen / Times typeface
10pt font size
1.5cm margins all round
Due to the volume of submissions and the multiple magazines we produce, when submitting via email, please use the following format:
ISSUE SUBMITTING TO / YOUR NAME / TITLE OF PIECE / WORD COUNT / CATEGORY
AMW.4 / ROBERT ZURUNKEL / THE DREAM OF YESTERDAY / 2450 / FICTION
Please also head your attached pieces in the same way. We are receiving multiple submissions from multiple sources, this just makes it easier to track your submissions, thanks.
We always produce a long-list of pieces, from which we choose the final selections.
If you work makes the longlist, but not the shortlist, we may hold it for another issue but we will inform you of our decisions before the end of the submission window, as per our manifesto at the top of the page.
SUBMISSION / READING FEES
We operate a split pricing structure on all submissions:
- FLASH FICTION or NARRATIVE POETRY / Up to 300 words
£5 FOR 2 submissions as per guidelines
- FICTION or NON-FICTION / Up to 3000 words
£10 FOR 2 submissions as per guidelines
We will send you an invoice via PayPal following your submission, within 24 hours of receiving it. Submissions will not be considered for publication until the invoice is cleared.
You can send us as many pieces as you wish but please remember that we appreciate quality, not quantity.
Feedback & Analysis of each piece will be limited to 500 words maximum, but we are happy to provide an expanded assessment outside of the submission fees.
ALL SUBMISSIONS TO
All submissions are sent to AMW with the understanding that whilst the writer retains their respective author’s rights, AMW will retain the first option on these pieces until they are released back to you. AMW reserves the right to use the pieces selected for editing and publication for use in other titles that we produce.
We are a collaborative enterprise and we will work with each of those writers that we select for publication to get your writing seen and read by as many people as possible.
If you have sent this for consideration elsewhere, please let us know if it accepted elsewhere.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submissions.