CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ISSUE 71 - SCIENCE AND TECH IN EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE
Submit your work by December 31, 2018
The most stupefying aspect of modern life is the speed with which it moves. Every day a faster computer is for sale, or there’s a breakthrough in pharmacology, or a more powerful satellite is launched into orbit. The research and development of new ideas never stops in the laboratories of the world, but how has all this so-called advancement influenced literature? What pools of language have collected around new fields of study and emergent technologies? How have consumer electronics changed what is possible in the production of literature? Is there a connection between experimental writing and the experimental methodologies used for scientific discovery? While none of these questions are new, nonstop innovation means that there are always new answers, and we want to know yours!
The editors at filling Station welcome submissions of experimental poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and reviews concerned with the ever-expanding realms of science and technology. This may include work about these topics, or work which incorporate technology into the process of its creation. We specifically encourage submissions from creators who identify with female, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, immigrant, impoverished, survivor, or other marginalized communities.
Send your original unpublished work through Submittable with the words SCIENCE & TECH in the title and cover letter by December 31 for consideration in Issue 71.
General Submission Instructions
Genre-Specific Submission Instructions
Fiction: Submit up to 10 pages (submissions at the upper end of this length spectrum will need to be of exceptional quality to be considered) via Submittable. We are pleased to receive any of the following fiction: flash fiction, postcard fiction, short fiction, experimental fiction that diverges from the usual subgenre categories, a novel excerpt that can stand alone, or a combination of these subgenres. Please do not resubmit or send send additional submissions until you have received a response to your first submission. A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 - 75 words) will be considered incomplete. Due to the high volume of submissions, fiction accepts submissions only via Submittable.
Poetry: Submit up to 6 pages of poetry via Submittable. If your poem is spaced in a particular way, please make sure to use spaces, never tabs, so we can accurately replicate your layout. Also be sure to upload your submission as a PDF file in addition to the text document. A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 - 75 words) will be considered incomplete. Due to the high volume of submissions, poetry accepts submissions only via Submittable.
Nonfiction: We encourage you to submit experimental interviews, articles, reviews, and creative nonfiction. Please note that filling Station will generally not accept reviews of non-experimental literature unless the review itself is experimental. We are looking to engage with and draw attention to literature that pushes the boundaries of genre, form, methodology, style, etc. Submit 2 pieces of any such kind via Submittable. If you have concerns about suitability, feel free to send a query to email@example.com. While questions or concerns may be received by email, Nonfiction accepts submissions only via Submittable. A submission lacking mailing address and bio (25 - 75 words) will be considered incomplete. If you are interested in reviewing a book for filling Station, please peruse our updated list of Books Received or elect to review a book of your choice tat you own.
Art: Please submit 5-7 lower res samples via Submittable. If interested, we will request pieces or additional work in 300 dpi or greater via Drop Box or similar, or on a disc. Art accepts initial, low res submissions only via Submittable. High resolution images must be provided upon request before we can finalize selection. A submission lacking mailing address, bio (25 - 75 words) and artist's statement will be considered incomplete.
Appropriateness: filling Station exists to publish innovative work; we recommend reading filling Station before you submit. Subscription information is available below. filling Station does not accept submissions that contain racist, misogynist, and/or homophobic content.
Intersectionality: filling Station works to create a safe and supportive environment for all voices. We specifically encourage submissions from creators who identify with female, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, immigrant, impoverished, survivor, or other marginalized communities. filling Station’s mandate is to publish Canadian experimental literature in all its diversity and would like to promote artists who have been historically underrepresented. We therefore ask that, should you feel comfortable doing so, you disclose your intersectional identities in a cover letter along with your submission. This information is by no means obligatory and will only be used to help us curate a diverse and intersectional magazine. If you are non-Canadian or from a dominant cultural group (white, male, wealthy, etc.), we will of course still consider your work, but please ensure your submission lines up with filling Station’s mandate. Our priority is to publish content that is both exceptional and diverse.