Special Announcement: Call for Submissions from Members of the 2-year College Caucus of AWP

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Special Announcement:

O:JA&L Call for Submissions:

inviting members of the 2-year College Caucus of AWP

Open: Journal of Arts & Letters will consider submissions of previously unpublished works of flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction (CNF) essay or memoir, or poetry which is written by members of the AWP 2YC.  OJAL is committed to publishing at least 12 pieces from 2YC members per year. Additional pieces may be published depending upon each year’s submissions. For the fall 2019 submissions, authors may submit works which have a topic of their choosing. Topics for the spring 2020 submissions TBA.

About Open: Journal of Arts & Letters

Open: Journal of Arts & Letters is a privately-owned publication that offers a range of contemporary aesthetic experiences made available through several media platforms. Open: Journal of Arts & Letters has as its primary ambition to gather, publish, and popularize notable contemporary writing and other fine arts and to promote the work of its contributors to a varied and discerning audience in the English-speaking world and beyond. Open: Journal of Arts & Letters offers its audience the opportunity to sample an array of artistic expressions presented in several media by both emerging and established contemporary artists, writers, musicians, and videographers from around the world.

Please review the “About Us” page of the OJAL website for more information about our vision statement and Guiding Principles.

How to Submit as members of the AWP 2YC:

Submissions should be sent to Marla J. Jarmer, 2YC Liaison/Contributing Editor, Creative Writing in the College Setting, at [email protected].

Questions concerning submissions should be sent to the same email.

Cover Letters from members of the AWP 2YC:

Authors should include a short cover letter that references the submitter’s background, experience, and important publications and awards. The letter should also reference the genre of the work being submitted. The cover letter should include a third-person professional biography of up to 50 words which will be published with the work.

Submissions Formatting:

All submissions (including captions for images) should be set in 12-point Garamond type and should be formatted with one-inch margins and sequentially numbered pages (page numbers to appear as footers). Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry, including prose poetry, should be single-spaced. The submitter’s name, address, telephone number, and email address should appear at the top of the first page. Subsequent pages should use the author’s name and email address as a header. Submissions must be in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, or .rtf.

Submissions should be limited to 1,000 words or less. This includes the title, byline and any epigraph. Authors may submit one work of prose and up to three poems (not to exceed the word count limit) during each submission period.

Reading Periods for submissions from members of the AWP 2YC:

The fall submission period will open August 1 and close December 1.  The spring submission period will open February 1 and close June 1.

Response Time:

The response time may vary, but authors should expect that it will take 12 weeks or longer after the close of the period in which they submitted to receive a response.

Simultaneous Submissions:

Open: Journal of Arts & Letters accepts simultaneous submissions. Authors should immediately notify Open: Journal of Arts & Letters by contacting the 2YC Liaison/Contributing Editor, Creative Writing in the College Setting if work under consideration by Open: Journal of Arts & Letters is accepted elsewhere.

Rights and Permissions Information for members of the AWP 2YC:

As a condition of publication, O:JA&L reserves for previously unpublished work First North American Rights and one-time worldwide Internet rights. O:JA&L also reserves the right to permanently archive work(s) online and to consider it/them for a print anthology release AND TO OFFER THEM IN NOMINATION FOR AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS THAT REQUIRE PERMISSION FOR THE AWARD-GRANTING AUTHORITY TO REPRINT. Thirty (30) days following publication, all other rights revert to the artist/writer. In the event new work(s) first appearing in O:JA&L  is/are reprinted elsewhere, O:JA&L should be credited as the first publisher.

License to Publish:
The Contributor, or the authorized agent/agency who submits on behalf of the Contributor, in the act of submitting the Work to the Publisher for publication thereby agrees to grant to the Publisher a license to publish on its website or in its media vehicles the Work/s submitted to the Publisher by the Contributor, or by the authorized agent/agency who submits on behalf of the Contributor. It is understood by all parties that the submission of a Work to the Publisher is an offer to license the Publisher to publish the Work according to the terms and conditions of this agreement and that publication by the Publisher will be considered an acceptance of such an offer to publish.

The license granted by the Contributor who is a Writer, or the authorized agent/agency who submits on behalf of the Contributor, to the Publisher includes the following rights:

  •      to publish and use in perpetuity the Work on the Publisher’s O:JA&Lwebsite;
  •      to include the Work in perpetuity in the Publisher’s online archive of published Work;
  •      and to reproduce, display, and distribute in perpetuity the Work in print or other medium on the condition that in any and every other use by the Publisher the Work is fully attributed to the Contributor and a link or links to the Contributor’s commercial sales site is included.

The Publisher shall retain an exclusive license to publish the Work for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of its first publication. After thirty (30) days, all rights except those specified above revert to the Contributor.

The license granted by the Contributor who is an Artist, or the authorized agent/agency who submits on behalf of the Contributor, to the Publisher includes the following rights:

  •      to publish and use in perpetuity the Work on the Publisher’s O:JA&Lwebsite;
  •      to include the Work in perpetuity in its online archive of published Work;
  •      and to reproduce, place, display, and/or distribute in perpetuity the Work in print or other medium only on the condition that in any and every use directly controlled by the Publisher, the Work is fully attributed to the Contributor and that links to all the Contributor’s commercial sales site/s is/are available and included in a caption or other appropriate notation. 

The Publisher shall retain an exclusive license to publish the Work for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of its first publication. After thirty (30) days, all rights except those specified above revert to the Contributor.

The licenses granted and representations made to the Publisher by the Contributor, or the authorized agent/agency who submits on behalf of the Contributor, will, however, continue for the term of any copyrights held by the Contributor.

 

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