Submissions

& Guidelines

Submissions

& Guidelines

General

  • Each issue of Fragments magazine revolves around a topic or prompt. You will find more information on the current topic in the ‘call for submissions’, which can be seen below.
  • Work you submit must be previously unpublished. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we ask that you inform us via email (info@fragmentedlines.co.uk) should the work be accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • We do not accept submissions of fan-fiction and we recommend you avoid using real life brand names or businesses in you work. These may be rejected due to the risk of copyright infringement.
  • We aim to respond to submissions within 90 days. If you have not heard from us within 90 days please assume that we are unable to publish your work at this time. We encourage you to continue submitting work with us in the future and to keep trying elsewhere.
  • If your work is shortlisted for publication, we will contact you to discuss this further and offer guidance on any potential edits.
  • We may want to use accepted pieces in an audio/visual version of Fragments on platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer us not to use your work in this way, please let us know in your submission.
  • We request: first publication rights, anthology rights and the rights to publish in audio/visual form. All other publishing rights remain with the creator. All work remains the intellectual property of the author/artist.

Formatting

  • You may submit up to 3 pieces or work per issue, in any configuration you choose with the exceptions laid out below (only 1 piece of fiction,  non-fiction and poetic prose per person). For example, you could submit 3 pieces or artwork OR 2 poems and 1 piece of art work OR 1 short story, 1 piece of flash fiction and 1 piece of non-fiction.
  • All work should be submitted by email to: submissions@fragmentedlines.co.uk or via the secure Dropbox, link below. Only our editors can see work that is submitted here.
  • All work submitted via Dropbox must be added together in a compressed (zip file). This must include a short bio about yourself with contact information. We may include this on our website or in the magazine if your work is published. We are happy to include a link to your personal blog, website or social media.

Short Stories

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum of 3000 words.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

Flash fiction

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Any type of flash fiction, from 6 words to 1000.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

Non-fiction

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum 1500 words.
  • Keep articles concise.
  • All submissions should be written with an awareness of IPSO ethics guidelines.
  • You will be expected to provide reliable evidence, if requested.
  • Authors should aim to provide an unusual perspective or style when preparing submissions. The editors will show bias toward creative choices.
  • Interviews and reviews – we recommend that you pitch us the idea first, this can be done by e-mailing us at info@fragmentedlines.co.uk.

Poetry

  • Up to 3 pieces per issue.
  • Maximum 35 lines per poem.
  • All forms welcome – experimental, traditional, free verse, etc.

poetic prose

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum 500 words.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

visual art

  • Up to three pieces per issue.
  • Ensure all images are high quality.
  • Image size needs to be a minimum of 640 x 640 resolution, up to and including A4.
  • Some work may need to be cropped or adjusted

General

  • Each issue of Fragments magazine revolves around a topic or prompt. You will find more information on the current topic in the ‘call for submissions’, which can be seen below.
  • Work you submit must be previously unpublished. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we ask that you inform us via email (info@fragmentedlines.co.uk) should the work be accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • We do not accept submissions of fan-fiction and we recommend you avoid using real life brand names or businesses in you work. These may be rejected due to the risk of copyright infringement.
  • We aim to respond to submissions within 90 days. If you have not heard from us within 90 days please assume that we are unable to publish your work at this time. We encourage you to continue submitting work with us in the future and to keep trying elsewhere.
  • If your work is shortlisted for publication, we will contact you to discuss this further and offer guidance on any potential edits.
  • We may want to use accepted pieces in an audio/visual version of Fragments on platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer us not to use your work in this way, please let us know in your submission.
  • We request: first publication rights, anthology rights and the rights to publish in audio/visual form. All other publishing rights remain with the creator. All work remains the intellectual property of the author/artist.

Formatting

  • You may submit up to 3 pieces or work per issue, in any configuration you choose with the exceptions laid out below (only 1 piece of fiction,  non-fiction and poetic prose per person). For example, you could submit 3 pieces or artwork OR 2 poems and 1 piece of art work OR 1 short story, 1 piece of flash fiction and 1 piece of non-fiction.
  • All work should be submitted by email to: submissions@fragmentedlines.co.uk or via the secure Dropbox, link below. Only our editors can see work that is submitted here.
  • All work submitted via Dropbox must be added together in a compressed (zip file). This must include a short bio about yourself with contact information. We may include this on our website or in the magazine if your work is published. We are happy to include a link to your personal blog, website or social media.

Short Stories

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum of 3000 words.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

Flash fiction

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Any type of flash fiction, from 6 words to 1000.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

Non-fiction

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum 1500 words.
  • Keep articles concise.
  • All submissions should be written with an awareness of IPSO ethics guidelines.
  • You will be expected to provide reliable evidence, if requested.
  • Authors should aim to provide an unusual perspective or style when preparing submissions. The editors will show bias toward creative choices.
  • Interviews and reviews – we recommend that you pitch us the idea first, this can be done by e-mailing us at info@fragmentedlines.co.uk.

Poetry

  • Up to 3 pieces per issue.
  • Maximum 35 lines per poem.
  • All forms welcome – experimental, traditional, free verse, etc.

poetic prose

  • One piece only, per issue.
  • Maximum 500 words.
  • Please include a brief note/synopsis (around 50 words) of your story for our editors, to help us understand how it links to the theme.

visual art

  • Up to three pieces per issue.
  • Ensure all images are high quality.
  • Image size needs to be a minimum of 640 x 640 resolution, up to and including A4.
  • Some work may need to be cropped or adjusted
  • If submitting multiple pieces of artwork or a mix or art and writing, please ensure these are bundled together in a folder, or zip file.

The theme for the current issue is: identity

Fragmented Lines is a socially conscious publishing company and editors will show bias towards work that explore social issues such as mental health, equal rights and environmental health.

We encourage you to take risks and be creative with the themes we present.

Closing date for submissions is the 19th September 2020

We regret that at this stage of our journey we can not pay our contributors.

Submissions for the Identity issue are now closed

Submissions for the Identity issue are now closed

We are announcing the theme for the first issue soon
check back for details on how to submit

We are announcing the theme for the first issue soon
check back for details on how to submit

To submit just click on the button below and upload your compressed (zip) file

Or email your submissions to: submissions@fragmentedlines.co.uk

***Be sure to include a short bio with your Name and contact information***


To submit just click on the button below and upload your compressed (zip) file

Or email your submissions to: submissions@fragmentedlines.co.uk

***Be sure to include a short bio with your Name and contact information***