Molecule is a new literary magazine that publishes 50-word poetry and prose.
Wondering how the magazine got it’s name and word count? Well, they decided to pick the smallest visible particle, which has 50 molecules to each dimension of its cube. (The cube is a 50 x 50 x 50.)
And this magazine is sticking to this theme. Get this, each issue is going to feature 50 contributors.
Whether you think this is lame or not, they’re doing something right because they are getting ready for their third issue. They publish these issues twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.
Molecule accepts poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, interviews, and reviews. They do tend to publish more poetry than prose.
How to Submit to Molecule
Here’s what you need to know:
- All pieces must be 50 words or fewer, with no exceptions. Titles and interview questions are included in the 50 words.
- Authors may submit up to five pieces in any genre.
- All submissions should be accompanied by a third-person bio, 24 words or fewer, which incidentally is the number of atoms within a coffee molecule.
Molecule also loves receiving artwork depicting tiny things like toothpicks, teabags, and miniature paintings. They’re not too fond of skyscrapers, though.
They do not accept submissions online through a software service or the post. They want you to email them. Please don’t send them any previously published work.
You have until July 15, 2020, to submit your work for the Fall Issue, and can expect a response by August 15, 2020.
You can check out their submission guidelines here.
Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.
And don’t forget to let me know how it goes! I’d love to read your work and share it with a friend.
Stay safe, everyone.
Until next time.