VoiceCatcher: support, inspire, empower

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Submission Guidelines

VoiceCatcher publishes new writing that has not appeared in print or online. If you’ve published a piece on your own website, blog, or self-publishing site, please remove it before submitting to us.

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We love to support returning voices, but if your work was published in our most recent issue, we ask you to wait at least  two cycles before submitting again. This keeps the journal fresh and allows us to support as many new and emerging voices as possible.

The What and How

We accept electronic submissions. Edit and proof your work before submitting. Please include the following information:

A short bio—250 words or less—written in third person. Headshots are encouraged, but not required. Please note, we may use headshots to accompany work if featured on social media.

Multiple submissions and/or submissions in more than one genre can NOT be considered.

Poetry

In a single Word document, submit up to three poems. Each poem should not exceed 50 lines.

Use the title of your work as the saved file name on the document.

Example: The Flowers of Spring.docx.

Single-space your poems for stanza breaks.

Insert page breaks between poems.

If lines in your poems are indented, please use the SPACE BAR (NOT the TAB Key) to indent. This helps us keep the correct visual format.

If your poem has a “justified right margin,” we will do our best to preserve the line breaks, but there may be some variance due to font styling on the website.

Prose (fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, memoir)

Submit one piece of prose per submission cycle in a single Word document.

Include the word count of your piece. No more than 2,500 words.

Use the title of your work as the saved file name on the document.

Example: Long Way Home.docx.

Visual Art

Send up to five pieces that have not already appeared in other print or online publications and a Word document with a statement about your process, muse, background as an artist (up to 700 words).

Have electronic images cropped and colors adjusted to best represent your artwork. Send in RGB color format.

Use at least 300 dpi, no more than 600 dpi. Size for width must be between 450–1000 pixels; size for height between 300–700 pixels.

Submit as JPG or TIF files using your art title as the file name  . Example: Racehorse at Rest.jpg.

Please let us know the size of the original piece and media for each piece submitted. Example: Shadows (11″ x 14″, digital photograph) or Light Beside Her (16″ x 20″, acrylic on canvas).

Young Voices

We are especially proud of our Young Voices section, which is open to submissions from women creatives who are 12 to 19 years of age. Our Editor works individually with the artists/writers to help them hone their message and strengthen their work.

VoiceCatcher: support, inspire, empower