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We use submittable.com. Please DO NOT send submissions via email.
You will be instructed to re-submit via submittable.com.

Please read ALL the submission guidelines below carefully before proceeding.

A few notes:
ALWAYS include a third-person bio.
Don't send untitled images, unless they are truly untitled, then please specify.
Don't send low-res images with the intent on sending higher-res images upon approval
- our timeline is TOO TIGHT to allow this! - Send print-ready files only, please!
Don't send anything but finished, clean copy. (Same reason - our timeline is too tight!)
And again, please read all of the guidelines below before submitting.
After reading all the guidelines carefully, please email if you have any questions!
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY:


Writers: Writing submissions should be works of poetry and short prose no longer than 1500 words in length, 8000 words for short fiction and essays, 1200 words for flash and microfiction.

Please only send CLEAN COPY. We do not edit copy.
If a work is accepted for publication, it appears letter-for-letter as submitted.
Submissions with obvious typographic errors will be rejected.
We reserve the right to format copy to our layout standards.
Please also note that due to tight deadline and printing timelines,
revisions likely will not be even possible after a work is accepted.
Therefore, please only submit works you're fully confident in having published.

All writing should be sent as an editable document,
ideally Microsoft Word Format (.doc or .docx,) RTF or Apple Pages.

Be aware that any formatting you use in your document will be changed to fit our layout specifications.
Don't get fancy unless you have something that is required for the piece
(such as special formatting for a poem.)
We STRONGLY encourage very general formatting for most written work.
Your font will be changed, we don't use indents for paragraph breaks, and we will re-format as needed.
Please keep the formatting simple.
See below, as well.

IMPORTANT: PDF is NOT ideal, except for the rare case of a work depending strictly on physical formatting and font(s).
(WHEN IN DOUBT, DON'T SEND PDF UNLESS YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY SURE THE TEXT MUST BE IN A STRICT FORMAT.
This basically means, if you're using unusual fonts and/or formatting that is absolutely critical to the piece.)
SO:
DISCLAIMER: We shall still reserve the right to reformat PDF submissions to fit our layout standards.
Submitting as PDF is not an assurance that we will print the item as it looks in the PDF.

If you have questions about this policy regarding your work, please contact us via email before submitting.

Must include a third-person bio, 200 words maximum. 200!

No submitting written work via email or a file transfer service unless requested. Please use Submittable.

Due to time constraints, physical submissions via regular mail will NOT be considered for inclusion.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as the submitter notifies us IMMEDIATELY upon their work being accepted elsewhere. The best way to notify us of a piece accepted elsewhere when submitting through Submittable is to immeditely withdraw the piece. There is no assurance we will know it is withdrawn unless you withdraw it directly through Submittable. Email is inadaquate for withdrawls for Submittable submissions.

Please note: you are free to withdraw a piece for any reason via submittable
unless we have accepted it for publication. We don't "hold work hostage".

Also note: due to the frequently large volume of submissions and our limited publication space that sometimes we may not get to accepting or rejecting a submission during the submission cycle in which it was presented.


Visual Artists: All images must be scanned or photographed at a minimum 300 dpi resolution at print dimensions.
Images should be prepped/cropped to the desired area. We reserve the right to further crop only if absolutely needed.

A full-page image is roughly 5"w x 7"h so images should meet or exceed at least one of these dimensions at 300 dpi, depending on orientation.

Image files should be named with the title of the piece, unless the piece is untitled.

Image files should be in .JPG, .EPS, .PSD, .TIF, or .PDF and in CMYK or Grayscale color mode!
PDFs and EPSs are acceptable, as long as the raster source image(s) meet the resolution and color mode requirements above.
(REPEATED FOR EMPHASIS: CMYK or Grayscale modes! PLEASE!)

NOTE: .JPG files should be at the Maximum quailty setting.

Must include a third-person bio, 200 words maximum. 200!

No sending visual submissions via email or file transfer service unless requested. Please use Submittable.

 

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as the submitter notifies us IMMEDIATELY upon their work being accepted elsewhere. The best way to notify us of a piece accepted elsewhere when submitting through Submittable is to immediately withdraw the piece. There is no assurance we will know it is withdrawn unless you withdraw it directly through Submittable. Email is inadaquate for withdrawls for Submittable submissions.

Please note: you are free to withdraw a piece for any reason via submittable
unless we have accepted it for publication. We don't "hold work hostage".

Also note: due to the frequently large volume of submissions and our limited publication space that sometimes we may not get to accepting or rejecting a submission during the submission cycle in which it was presented.


Video: Email us. Music: Email us. Multimedia/Other: Email us.

 

Notes/Warnings: Any submissions not following these guidelines most likely will be rejected.

Please do not physically send original copies of artwork or writing, as they will not be returned unless arrangements are made prior. This shouldn't be an issue, as Meat For Tea only accepts electronic submissions.

If your submission is accepted for publication, and you live in the US, you will be remunerated with a contributors copy of the magazine. Otherwise, due to extreme postage costs, you will receive a high-resolution PDF of the issue. If you are an international contributor and would like a print copy, you may reach out to us to arrange payment for postage.

Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have before submitting.


Meat For Tea routinely promotes calls for submission through New Pages, an excellent resource for a very large variety of literary journals and publications. We appreciate their support.

We also have cross-listings in Duotrope for our calls for submissions. If you're a Duotrope fan, that's a good way to keep up with our calls. We thank them for our inclusion in their listings.

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