Untethered is a print journal that publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and oddities in-between. They like to feature both emerging and established authors worldwide.
The journal publishes two high-quality print editions each year, and only accept submissions during specified times. With that said, they’re currently open to submissions until July 12, 2020.
Untethered prints a variety of thoughtfully-crafted, intriguing work. You can get a sense of their aesthetic by reading excerpts from the print journal online or browsing the Launch Archive, where you’ll find videos of authors reading their work.
How to Submit to Untethered
Here’s what you need to know if you want to submit to Untethered:
- Poets can submit up to four poems of any length.
- Fiction and nonfiction writers can send in several pieces as long as the word count doesn’t exceed 5,000 words.
- They also accept hybrid writing and work that doesn’t fit into a specified genre.
- Do not send them genre fiction, articles, or academic essays.
- They also accept artwork.
You have until July 12, 2020, to submit your work.
The journal accepts submissions via email only. The email address to send your work to is email@example.com. Please do not send your stories and poems to them online or by post. They will not accept it.
They also ask that if you send prose to them to include the word count on your pieces. The journal also asks that you send each story in its own individual Word document.
Untethered does accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you withdraw your work if it’s been accepted elsewhere. They do not accept previously published pieces. Authors may submit work in more than one genre, though.
They sincerely would like you to read through their back issues and excerpts to figure out what they want before you submit to them.
If you’d like to publish with Untethered, you can check out their full submission guidelines here.
Good luck to those of you who choose to submit! My fingers are crossed on your behalf.
If you do get accepted, please let me know. I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.
Stay safe, everyone.
Until next time.