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Call for submissions as

OPEN: JOURNAL of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L) and O:JA&L’s imprints Buttonhook Press and HOT BUTTON PRESS Contemporary Issues will consider seasonal content in all categories.

Guidelines for submissions of FEATURED SEASONAL CONTENT


Interpret the theme of the specific season in its narrowest sense. Submit all work in single document according to each category’s guidelines. Start each title (if more than one) on a new page within the document. Follow other general guidelines that may apply.

Cover Letter

Use a cover letter that begins with the words FEATURED SEASONAL CONTENT and that specifies the intended season for release. The cover letter should contain all contact information and a professional biography in third person of up to 100 words.


Submit for Spring:    December 21- March 20

Submit for Summer: March 21- June 20

Submit for Fall:         June 21-September 20

Submit for Winter:    September 21- December 20.


PLEASE NOTE: Submission under the conditions listed below will be regarded as agreement and permission to publish.

Individual works accepted for publication and released on the O:JA&L website as FEATURED SEASONAL CONTENT will be collected and released to readers as a free annual PDF pamphlet or chapbook through the O:JA&L website and will enjoy limited distribution as O:JA&L subscriber premiums. No ISBNs will be associated with these titles. Copyright for the PDF versions of these collections will reside permanently with OJAL Art Incorporated, O:JA&L, and O:JA&L’s Buttonhook Press and HOT BUTTON PRESS and with the individual writer. Rights for printed versions of the O:JA&L proprietary versions will be reserved on behalf of each author. OJAL Art Incorporated, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (O:JA&L), and/or Buttonhook Press, and/or HOT BUTTON PRESS will provide to each writer published in the collection a free license and appropriate electronic files to produce, promote, and sell a printed version of the collection.



Image: The Four Seasons by Alfons Mucha (1860-1939). Colored film transparency of period lithograph. 1897 (original). Public domain.

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