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Submissions for issue 24--publication slated for May 1, 2020--open on October 1st! We can't wait to see your work!

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 Please submit up to five images as JPEGs (any size at this point) for inclusion in the journal. Please submit each image as an individual file. You may include grayscale, color, or a mixture of both.


Be sure there is NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION on the work or in file titles, but do tell us about yourself in the box marked Cover Letter.  


If your work is selected for publication, we will request a high resolution files of the image at that time. You must be able to supply us with a 300 dpi quality image to be included in the publication. Also, if your photographs include people, you must have the subject's permission for printing. This is the artist's responsibility and we will assume you've fulfilled this obligation.

Please submit up to five images as JPEGs (any size at this point) for inclusion in the journal. Please submit each image as an individual file. You may submit color, grayscale, or a mix of the two.


Be sure there is NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION on the work on/in file titles, but do tell us about yourself in the box marked Cover Letter.


If your work is selected for publication, we will request a high resolution file of the image at that time. You must be able to supply us with a 300 dpi quality image to be included in the publication. Also, if your artwork include or depict people, you must have the subject's permission for printing. This is the artist's responsibility and we will assume you've fulfilled this obligation.

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 Please send us a maximum of five poems, totaling no more than ten pages. Please upload each poem as an individual file.


Please be sure to make your submission as readable as possible, and DO NOT include any identifying information on the submission itself.


We at The Ear prefer to read blind, so we know we're focusing on the quality of the work and not who sent it to us.



Send a maximum of 5,000 words of literary prose. While we love a good essay of any kind, we're looking for essays that go beyond just telling a personal story.


Up to five different pieces can be submitted, as long as the overall word count totals no more than 5,000 words. Each piece must start on a separate page and have a title. We will not include titles into the final word count.


Please be sure to make your submission as readable as possible, and DO NOT include any identifying information on the submission itself.


We at The Ear prefer to read blind, so we know we're focusing on the quality of the work and not who sent it to us.


Send a maximum of 5,000 words of literary prose. While we love a good story of any kind, we're looking for stories that focus on more than just plot. 


Up to 5 different pieces can be submitted, as long as the overall word count totals no more than 5,000 words. Each piece must start on a separate page and have a title. We will not include titles into the final word count. 


Please be sure to make your submission as readable as possible, and DO NOT include any identifying information on the submission itself.


We at The Ear prefer to read blind, so we know we're focusing on the quality of the work and not who sent it to us.