In 2017 we're pleased to announce our new book imprint CARBON. CARBON will begin publishing books from our 2017 Open Subject submissions in early 2018. We are looking for poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and experimental full length books on any subject, in any genre. We encourage new and established writers to submit their manuscripts to the 2017 open reading period. Authors will receive a standard royalty based contract, promotion in each Carbon Culture newsstand edition, numerous review copies mailed to magazines and journals and receive ten or more copies of the finished book.
We look for well crafted poetry, short stories, memoir, reviews, and art. We are open to all types of work on any subject matter.
A section of the magazine is dedicated to literature and art work that connects in some way with modern technology, though the rest of the magazine is for general writing of all orientations and approaches.
We pride ourselves on our thorough editorial process, so book submissions typically receive responses after at least six months.
We strive to respond to all magazine submissions quickly--between 8-12 weeks. However, response times can vary, especially during our fee-free months, summer and the holiday season. All submissions are considered for our annual newsstand print edition and online editions.
We pay contributors to Carbon Culture two copies of the issue in which their work appears. We also consider work published in CCR for nomination to various prizes, such as the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, PEN/O'Henry Prize, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Non-required Reading, Best American Poetry, and Verse Daily.
We're pleased to announce our new book imprint CARBON. CARBON will begin publishing books from our 2018 Open Subject submissions in 2018/2019. We are looking for poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and experimental full length books on any subject, in any genre. We encourage new and established writers to submit their manuscripts to the 2018 open reading period. Authors will receive a standard royalty based contract, promotion in each Carbon Culture newsstand edition, numerous review copies mailed to magazines and journals and receive ten or more copies of the finished book.
Please submit one or two shorter pieces or one longer piece. Prose should be double-spaced with a professional font at 12 point size.FICTION
Total word count should not exceed 5000 words. We do not limit our selections to a specific genre. However, we are looking for quality and craft and are unlikely to select any work with elements included merely for shock value or work that is unreasonably one-sided, preachy, or ranting (having characters who display these elements is acceptable as long as it doesn't dominate the work.)
Limit of 6 pages at one time. We will not read anything that exceeds this page limit.
Total word count should not exceed 7500 words. This is a soft limit for those articles or essays that require more pages to be complete. If that is so, please provide an explanation in the cover letter. We are looking for edgy, fire-breathing, fast-paced, and or exciting styles and subjects. We will read anything culture-technology related. We're interested in researched articles as well as personal essays.
Please submit three to five pieces of your work and a note about the work itself. We are open to images of various artworks in a variety of mediums, including painting, sketches, graphic design, tattoos and pretty much anything that fits a distinctive aesthetic. We are especially interested in art that bridges the gap between the art world and technology. Work may have been exhibited or published as long as the artist retains the rights. All work submitted should be in .jpg format in one .zip file or all pieces in one .pdf file. Higher resolution work will be requested upon acceptance.