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Submissions for Issue 2, Volume 2 OPEN.

Guidelines & Submit

As an up-and-coming lit mag, we want to see diverse works about diverse experiences by diverse people. But only if your work is weird, plays with genre (or is genre-less), breaks the rules, and makes us stop and say, "wtf?" But in a good way. Curb those niceties and pull your artwork out between the cracks. BTWN wants what your typical lit mag rejects.

Before submitting to BTWN, please consider how/if your work is bending/blending/subverting genre. Not sure what we mean by this? Feel free to shoot us an email.

Fiction

  • Original short stories up to 7,000 words.

  • Feel free to get creative. Does your work include art or strange formats? We're interested!​

  • Do not include your name or any personal contact information in your submission document.

Non-Fiction

  • Original work up to 7,000 words.

  • Interviews up to 700 words. 

  • Book reviews up to 700 words.

  • Feel free to get creative. Does your work include art or strange formats? We're interested!​

  • Do not include your name or any personal contact information in your submission document.

 

Poetry

  • Four original poems up to ten pages.

  • Feel free to get creative. Does your work include art or strange formats? We're interested!​

  • Do not include your name or any personal contact information in your submission document.

Miscellaneous

  • What do we consider misc?​

    • Hybrid work that blends genres and forms of storytelling. Show us your work that mixes fiction and poetry or any other combination. How about a blend of horror, romance, and comedy? Sent it in!

    • Comics/graphic stories up to five pages.

    • Original periodicals up to 14,000 words or 20 pages (for poetry). 

    • Another form of story-telling? Try us!

  • Do not include your name or any personal contact information in your submission document.

Art

  • Artwork up to four pieces. 

  • Have a fun idea for our covers? We are looking for artists to commit to three issues of cover-art. ​

  • Do not include your name or any personal contact information in your submission document.

 

PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: We are open to accepting longer work as periodicals in any genre over two issues. "Periodical" means we will spread the publication of your work over a whole year of issues like a TV show. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in this opportunity. Send us a 7,000-word excerpt OR ten pages of work. If we are interested, we will ask you for the entire piece. Please send periodical submissions to the Miscellaneous Editor.

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

  • Name/pseudonym

  • Pronouns 

  • Contact information (email, province of residence)

  • Title of submitted work(s)

  • Genre category you are applying to

  • Word count or page count

  • A few sentences about how your work fits BTWN's vision 

  • Your bio 

  • Link to social media, if applicable

Where to Submit 

Fiction

btwn.fiction@gmail.com

Gunnar Ohberg (He/Him)

Non-fiction

btwn.nonfic@gmail.com

Brandon Fick (He/Him)

Poetry

btwn.poetry@gmail.com

Jacqueline Knirnschild (She/Her)

Miscellaneous

btwn.misc@gmail.com

Callum Wilson (He/Him/They/Them)

Art

btwnmag@gmail.com

Aliza Prodaniuk (She/Her)

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