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Tint Journal: Deadline to Submit
November 30, 2022, 6:00 PM ESTFree
Share your short stories, essays, flash and poetry, as well as your artworks from October 10 to November 30, 2022 (CET midnight) with us to be considered for our Spring ’23 issue! We’re looking forward to receiving your work at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In view of the diverse backgrounds of our contributing writers, any subject matter which does not violate our values of acceptance and inclusivity is welcome. Check our submission guidelines and our previous issues to find out what we are looking for. Pieces which do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.
Tint showcases the original work of writers for whom English is a second or non-native language.
Submissions for our biannual literary issues (categories: short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction and poetry) are only accepted by writers who have learned or acquired the English language after being fluent in another language and within an open call for submissions.
Submissions for our In Conversation section (reviews, interviews, and profiles focusing on ESL writing) are welcome year-round by writers of all linguistic backgrounds.
We also welcome art submissions to accompany the literary texts features in our biannual issues. These are only accepted within an open call for submissions.
Submissions which do not follow the following guidelines will not be considered.
What kind of submissions does Tint accept?
We accept original fiction and nonfiction creations by ESL writers (= all writers who have learned or acquired the English language after being fluent in another language), including short prose, flash as well as poetry. In view of the diverse backgrounds of our contributing writers, any subject matter which does not violate our values of acceptance and inclusivity is welcome. For text examples, see our current issue or visit our archive.
Please submit only previously unpublished pieces. If you have a previously published piece that fits our mission, please contact us via email@example.com.
Translations will not be accepted. Your text has to be an original creation in English. However, the work can feature words or passages in other languages.
Please only submit one piece per category (short story, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, poetry) at a time.
For creative prose (short story or creative nonfiction), please submit a piece (short story or creative nonfiction) between 1,000 and 4,000 words.
For flash (fiction or nonfiction), please submit a piece that does not exceed 800 words.
For poetry submissions, please submit one poem only. If the poem has subsections, mark them clearly in your document. A poem should not exceed four C4, A4 or Letter pages in length.
How can I submit my work?
For our biannual literary issues, we exclusively accept creative writing and art submissions which reach us within the period of an open call for submissions. Please name your document [Category]_[Last Name]_[Title], e.g. Poetry_Miller_The Rose.
Provide your submission with a title page, indicating your
—first language/mother tongue(s),
—second or foreign language(s),
—category (short story, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, or poetry),
—title of your piece,
—contact information (your e-mail address), and
—day of submission.
—Put page numbers on all pages following the title page.
—We prefer doc and docx files. In case your submissions requires special formatting, we also accept pdf files.
—Allow for a time period of up to 20 days between the end of a call and an answer.
Do I have to pay?
There is no submission fee.
However, donations of any amount are highly appreciated and will help to ensure quality and quantity of our work as well as to increase the range and impact of the journal. Find out more about how to support Tint here.
Does Tint accept simultaneous and multiple submissions?
If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit one piece per category at a time only. Feel free to approach us in the future with new work.
Audio File Guidelines:
We ask the writers who we publish to record their story, essay or poem at the end of our editing process. This audio recording is published along with their piece on our website.
Files should be in mp3, FLAC, WMA, or wav formats.
We prefer full-length recordings. However, if the work being read aloud is particularly long, you may choose either a section or the entire piece. If you choose a section only, let us know in advance.
Make sure your recording is clear and you are reading at an appropriate rate of speech. Begin by stating the title and your name.
For all audio submissions, please send the file via wetransfer.com to email@example.com.