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If you want to know what we’re looking for, try reading Reckoning 1, the interviews, the Reckoning twitter, LCRW 33, or any of these.

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The short version: fiction preferably at least a tiny bit speculative, nonfiction preferably more creative than journalistic, poetry tending towards the narrative and preferably with some thematic heft, art your guess is as good as mine. But the heart of what I want is your searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.

I am actively seeking work from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of color, queer and transgender writers and artists, and anyone who has suffered the consequences, intended or otherwise, of dominant society’s systemic disconnect with and mistreatment of the natural world. And I am actively seeking new ways to reach all of the above. Seriously, if you know of a way I can do that, please share.

We’re no longer accepting submissions by email; queries are ok. Simultaneous submissions are ok. Multiple short poetry submissions is ok; with longer submissions, please send just one at a time. Feel free to submit again after you hear back. Query for reprints. Length: 0 – 45,000 words, inclusive. Response time has ranged from one to three months. Payment is six cents a word for prose, twenty dollars a page for poetry, art minimum twenty-five dollars per piece. Arbitrary cutoff point for the third issue will be the autumn equinox, 2018.

Submit your work here via Moksha!

(All of the above shall be subject hopefully not to too much change but certainly to clarification, evolution and adaptation.)

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27 thoughts on “Submit”

  1. Is there a minimum amount of time you would prefer people to wait between being rejected and submitting a new piece? Some places have no minimum, as long as you wait until one piece is rejected before sending another but others seem ask writers to wait a month or so.

  2. Hello there,

    May I know if you consider entries from authors/writers outside North America?

    How do you pay? Via Paypal?

    Thanks

    1. Yes, we welcome and encourage submissions from authors outside the North America! So far we’ve seen submissions from the Caribbean, Spain, Australia, Germany, the UK, Canada, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some. A few semi-autonomous Native reservations in the US, do those count? Seriously, I wish English were not such a determining factor. I would love to publish some biligual work. I wish I had the capacity to appreciate artistic brilliance in languages other than English.

      We pay by PayPal or by check. And I don’t mind mailing checks internationally if needed.

  3. Hello,
    Is RECKONING a print or an online journal?
    If print, what is the distribution? If online, is it free?
    Thanks

    1. Reckoning will be an online journal, with aspirations to a print version currently but hopefully not permanently beyond our financial means. I’d rather pay authors than pay for ink and paper, even if it’s vegetable ink and recycled paper. The complete journal will be for sale online in ebook form, and all the content will also be released for free on the website gradually on a weekly basis, starting on the Winter solstice.

  4. Hi there,

    I just wanted to check if 45,000 words was a typo… Seems a lot for a magazine but I do have a 39,000 word novella! Did you mean 4,500?

    1. It’s not a typo. I am just trying hard not to be closed-minded. Practically, it’s a long shot that I’d be able to publish anything that length, because it would take up an entire issue. But I want to keep that possibility open.

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