GENERAL GUIDELINES

All submissions must be sent to belmontlitjournal@gmail.com with your full name and genre of submission in the Subject heading of the email.

In the body of the email please include your contact information (name, email address, and phone number). All submissions should be attached as either a Word document (.doc or .docx) or .rtf. YOUR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE IN YOUR ATTACHED DOCUMENT. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.

Please read individual genre guidelines below.

Submissions are open until January 30, 2015.

POETRY

Poems must be single-spaced, 12-point font (Times or equivalent). Submit no more than five poems total. Please bold each poem’s title and send all poems in one document.

FICTION

Fiction must be double-spaced, 12-point font (Times or equivalent). Send up to two short stories (no longer than 5,000 words each) or four pieces of flash fiction (no longer than 1,000 words each). Excerpts from novels and novellas are acceptable if able to stand alone. Please bold each story’s title and send all pieces in one document.

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Creative non-fiction (memoir, lyric essays, meditative essays, personal essays, literary/long-form journalism, etc; NOT academic essays) must be double-spaced, 12-point font (Times or equivalent). Send up to four pieces (no longer than 5,000 words each). Please bold each CNF’s title and send all pieces in one document.

DRAMA

Drama (one-act plays; stand-alone excerpts/scenes from longer plays, screenplays, teleplays; monologues; etc) must be double-spaced, 12-point font (Times or equivalent). Send up to four pieces (no longer than 5,000 words each). Please bold each drama’s title and send all pieces in one document.

ART

Submit high-quality reproduction as .pdf or .jpg. If these formats will not work, please contact us for further instruction.

SONG LYRICS

Lyrics must be single-spaced, 12-point font (Times or equivalent). Submit no more than five lyrics total. Please bold each song's title and send all song lyrics in one document