***Call for Submissions***

Emrys Journal 35th Anniversary Issue Theme: Laughter

This year we've been thinking a lot about humor. The frightening, surreal humor of Charles Simic, the biting humor of Z.Z. Packer. Gentle humor. Dark humor. Satire. Farce. Jokes that help you forget your problems, and jokes that help you face them. Comedy that is married to tragedy. Send us your best humorous work (whether or not it’s “ha-ha funny”).

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Emrys Journal accepts online submissions every year from August 1 - November 1. We no longer accept mailed submissions. We are especially interested in promoting emerging writers and underrepresented voices.

(Please note--right now we are only reading for the humor issue.)

All contributors will be notified within 10 weeks of the end of the submission period.

Prizes of $250 will be awarded to one selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We do charge a $3 reading fee to cover our costs for using Submittable. Please contact us at emrysjournaleditor@live.com, however, if the fee presents a hardship. We are also writers, and we understand that these fees add up.

Other bits of advice:

-We recommend reading the most recent issue of Emrys Journal to get an idea of what kind of work we like: http://www.emrys.org/bookstore/

-We allow multiple submissions, but please give us a chance to respond to one piece before sending us another one in the same genre.

-Work submitted to us should be previously unpublished--within reason. If you've posted it on a personal site or blog, please delete it if we accept it. If you wrote the piece as part of a thesis or dissertation and your school puts it online whether you want them to or not, don't worry about it.

-If you are writing a character outside of your own demographic, take a moment to look up Daniel José Older's "12 Fundamentals of Writing 'The Other' (and the Self)." It's worth a read.

Happy writing!
















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We ask that submissions of creative nonfiction be no longer than 5,000 words (either one regular length essay or up to three flash essays). We do not publish academic writing. We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your essay immediately through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. If you wish to submit more than one essay (or more than three flash pieces), please do so separately.


Ends on November 1, 2017$2.00
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We ask that submissions of fiction be no longer than 5,000 words total. (This can be either one regular length story or up to three pieces of flash fiction.) We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work immediately through Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you wish to submit more than one story (or more than three pieces of flash) to Emrys Journal, please submit them separately.
Ends on November 1, 2017$2.00
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We accept up to five poems per submission. We are happy to read simultaneous submissions, but please notify us through Submittable immediately if any of your poems are accepted elsewhere. If you wish to submit more than five poems, please do so separately.