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EQUINOX

Life vs death. light vs darkness. balance and harmony are some common meanings connected to quinox. when the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are equal, how does the world change? does it suffer from the struggle between forces of evil or is it in a harmonic state that can only be witnessed when day and night are equal? when the split world is so close to ours, how can you tell truth and illusion apart? how do you view new beginnings–another part of equinox? how do you begin when practicing gratitude for what you already have?

Whether you have a tale of struggle, balance or quality of new beginnings, cleansing, changing of seasons, or another interpretation, we’d love to hear it!

Submissions are accepted through the Google Form as flash fiction, short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, digital art, and traditional art. You must be at least 13 to submit and no older than 30. Please submit all pieces in the same genre in one submission per issue but as separate files or documents. You may submit to multiple genres. 

Flash Fiction: you may submit up to 3 flash fiction pieces with no more than 1000 words each.

Short Story: you may submit up to 2 short stories of 1000-3000 words each.

Poetry: you may submit up to 5 poems.

Creative Nonfiction: you may submit up to 2 pieces of no more than 1500 words each

Art: you may submit up to 5 pieces of art (traditional or digital)

Accepted file types: Anything that Google Forms accepts, although we prefer PDF, PNG, JPEG or Google Docs.

Plagiarism: We don’t accept fanfiction, or anything derived from preexisting work. If you are inspired by anyone, please credit them at the end of your piece. If we discover your work is plagiarized, we will immediately reject your submission and not allow you to submit for a certain period of time. We will also do our best to protect your summitted pieces from plagiarism and will immediately notify you if plagiarism of your work has been found.

Language: As long as you also submit a version in English, we accept submissions in any language.

Profanity: Please keep your work PG-13 in terms of swearing and only use it when absolutely necessary. If we like your piece but there is too much profanity we will censor it before publishing.

Content: If you have any potentially triggering topics in your work, please put content or trigger warnings at the very beginning of your piece.

What we won’t accept: We will not accept any work that is racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, antisemitic, and all other hateful isms and phobias. We also won’t accept anything overly sexual, graphic, or violent. Remember: PG-13.

Acceptance: If your piece is accepted for the issue we will email you to let you know. If we would like you to make any changes or edits before publishing we will let you know. Make sure to check spam for any emails.

Rejection: If your piece(s) are rejected, it’s not a credit to you or your abilities. More likely than not we feel your piece doesn’t match the theme. We will email you to let you know if you are rejected. We also may reject you unless you make certain edits, and after that accept you.

Feedback: There’s an option to request feedback on your work. This is different than editing as it is an overview of your piece. It is optional, but we still may require you to make edits in order to be published.

Submit: Click the button above or below to begin your submission on Google Forms! If you have any questions or problems, please email mashal.seaglass@gmail.com and we’ll gladly help you.

Extras: If you would like expedited response to your submission, you must donate $2 to our Ko-Fi. Please screenshot the proof of payment and email it to seaglasslit@gmail.com with the subject line as “name Expedited Response Request”. We will then get back to you within 5 days of submission. If you would like your piece(s) to be edited, you must donate $1 to our Ko-Fi for each piece you would like edited. Please screenshot the proof of payment and email it to seaglasslit@gmail.com with the subject line as “name Editing Request”. Please include the titles of the pieces you would like edited in the body of the email.

SUBMISSIONS FOR EQUINOX ARE NOW CLOSED.