[On account of time-constraints, Sliptongue is now considering submisssions during the month of September ONLY. Sliptongue will unfortunately be unable to respond to submissions sent outside of the month of September. This may change in the future, but at present it is necessary.]

I. Fiction.
We are looking for literary fiction with erotic content: we are NOT an erotica "genre" magazine. Aside from being erotic, subject matter must occur within the realm of actual human experience and obey the laws of biology and physics (i.e., no SciFi, fantasy, monsters, et al). This is not to say we aren't receptive to horror and mystery stories -- simply that they must remain within the boundaries of the possible. In addition to short stories, we are very receptive to novel excerpts. Preferred length is between 1,200 and 8,000 words.

As of today (10/29/09) we also accept flash fiction, under the following stipulations: submit three (3) pieces with a minimum total count of 1,200 words together. If accepted, all three will be published together.

Sliptongue believes that erotica has an illustrious literary history (As in: Sappho, Aristophanes, Plautus, Catullus, Ovid, Petronious, Martial, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Marguerite de Navarre, Lady Murasaki, The Arabian Nights, Aphra Behn, de Sade, Laclos, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Miller, to name a few.) and is neither a recent invention, a passing fad, nor merely a genre and your work should reflect this awareness. We dislike trendiness and artsy posturing and seek to support authors who likewise avoid such silliness.

For more information concerning the tastes of the editor, click HERE.

email fiction submissions to sliptonguemag [AT] (use the @ symbol) gmail.com. Paste one piece into the body of an email and place ONLY the word "SUBMISSION" in the subject line. It is assumed that authors have mastered the simple art of cleanly pasting web-destined text into the body of an email: messy submissions (those with repeating headers, page numbers, etc. mixed in with the text) will not be read, because we don't have the time to manually clean them up. Any file attachments will be deleted unread. All submissions MUST be accompanied by the following form (the purple print), pasted at the beginning of the email:

1) I grant permission to Sliptongue to publish my work on the Sliptongue Web site.

2) I understand that I retain all rights to my work.

3) I understand that Sliptongue will not become party to any private copyright dispute whatsoever.

4) I acknowledge that I am the sole creator of the submitted work and that I am over eighteen (18) years of age.

5) I understand that Sliptongue retains the right to remove my work from the Sliptongue Web site for any reason at any time.

6) I understand that if I do not hear from Sliptongue within twenty-one (21) days after submitting my work that it means Sliptongue has declined to accept my work.

My legal name is:

My bio (third person, less than 300 words) is:

Previously published works and simultaneous submissions OK. See "General Information Regarding all Submissions" below.

II. Poetry
Traditional forms only: narrative, lyric, ballads, epigrams, sonnets. R
hyme schemes, even metered/syllabled lines, and rhythmic consistency are a must. Subject matter: sex, love, courtship, passion, desire, betrayal, strife. Bonus points for humor.

Please read before submitting poetry:

"Traditional" means NO free verse whatsoever. Sliptongue accepts formal poetry only, absolutely no exceptions, so please do not send anything besides. Free adaptations of established forms (sonnets, for instance) do not qualify. We will not read poetry that is not strictly traditional in form. We began accepting poetry ONLY to accomodate those who understand and love what formal poetry is, and to provide an outlet for them.

email poetry submissions to sliptonguemag [AT] (use the @ symbol) gmail.com. Please paste up to five poems into the body of an email and place ONLY the word "SUBMISSION" in the subject line. It is assumed that authors have mastered the simple art of cleanly pasting web-destined text into the body of an email: messy submissions (those with repeating headers, page numbers, etc. mixed in with the text) will not be read, because we don't have the time to manually clean them up. Any file attachments will be deleted unread. All submissions MUST be accompanied by the following form (the purple print), pasted at the beginning of the email:

1) I grant permission to Sliptongue to publish my work on the Sliptongue Web site.

2) I understand that I retain all rights to my work.

3) I understand that Sliptongue will not become party to any private copyright dispute whatsoever.

4) I acknowledge that I am the sole creator of the submitted work and that I am over eighteen (18) years of age.

5) I understand that Sliptongue retains the right to remove my work from the Sliptongue Web site for any reason at any time.

6) I understand that if I do not hear from Sliptongue within twenty-one (21) days after submitting my work that it means Sliptongue has declined to accept my work.

My legal name is:

My bio (third person, less than 300 words) is:

Previously published works and simultaneous submissions OK. See "General Information Regarding all Submissions" below.

III. Illustrations.
Take a look at the illustrations in Sliptongue, get an idea of our preferences, and then send in something that hasn't been computer generated: pen and ink, pencil, pastel, paintings. No photography. We only want illustrations that have been created without the assistance of technological wonders.

email illustrations submissions to sliptonguemag [AT] (use the @ symbol) gmail.com. Send one illustration, less than 400X400 pixels square, in an attached file of less than 200K and place ONLY the word "SUBMISSION" in the subject line. All submissions MUST be accompanied by the following form (the purple print), pasted at the beginning of the email:

1) I grant permission to Sliptongue to publish my work on the Sliptongue Web site.

2) I understand that I retain all rights to my work.

3) I understand that Sliptongue will not become party to any private copyright dispute whatsoever.

4) I acknowledge that I am the sole creator of the submitted work and that I am over eighteen (18) years of age.

5) I understand that Sliptongue retains the right to remove my work from the Sliptongue Web site for any reason at any time.

6) I understand that if I do not hear from Sliptongue within twenty-one (21) days after submitting my work that it means Sliptongue has declined to accept my work.

My legal name is:

My bio (third person, less than 300 words) is:

Previously published works and simultaneous submissions OK. See "General Information Regarding all Submissions" below.

General Information
Regarding all Submissions

Compensation: Sliptongue pays no money for accepted work at this time. Sliptongue gladly displays the banners of, and provides links and professional contact information for, all authors and artists of accepted work.

No Tampering with Text: Sliptongue does not alter the text of accepted work in any way: we are NOT busybody editors who meddle with the work of others. If we felt an author's work needed polishing, we would not have accepted it for publication.

Rights and archiving: Sliptongue asks for no rights whatsoever, save the right to publish an author's or illustrator's work. In other words, the original author or artist retains all rights to his/her work. After appearing on the Sliptongue home page for awhile, work will be archived on the Sliptongue Web site, where it may remain unless the creator of the work requests that it be removed.

Thanks very much,

The Editors

 

 
     
     

 

 



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