OPEN *NEW* Submission Deadline: June 28, 2020 end of day last place on earth.
MAGICAL REALISM, MAGICAL DREAMS.
What is Magical Realism? It is the artful fusion of the magical or supernatural into reality. The magical is commonplace and normal, not shocking or scary. Consider works by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Isabelle Allende, or Franz Kafka. Consider current anime that fuses legends into contemporary society. *Do not send High Fantasy, sword and sorcery. The fiction must take place in "our world." *Rated R accepted.
Accepting: Fiction, Poetry, Art, and Photography. *You can submit one work per category, but with a maximum of two categories*.
Reprints: Yes, if rights have reverted.
Theme: UNITY. Together we are stronger! Whether the tone be comedic, romantic, or dark. We're not looking for a blatant moral of the story; it's up to you how you work the theme. Works that speak towards the transformation of our world to a better one are preferred.
Word Count: Fiction submissions must be 500 to 3,000 words in length; Poetry submissions must be 2 to 30 lines in length.
Formatting: Both Fiction and Poetry should be Shunn formatted and submitted as a MS Word document. Art or Photography should be sent as an image file with a minimum quality of 300 dpi.
Compensation: Penned in the City will pay accepted writers and artists in hard copy. Additionally, one contributor will be chosen by the editorial board to win a hard copy of Hungry Thing by Shawn Klimek. All accepted contributors will vote to select the charity for the next anthology.
Submit! Email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading! Don't forget to read the submission requirements carefully before sending your work. Also, join the new Unity contributors group if you have submitted or plan to submit in the future. https://www.facebook.com/groups/603641667161749/