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GUIDELINES

General

Ragazine accepts submissions of  poetry, photography, reviews, interviews, art, travel stories, creative nonfiction, memoir, informed political commentary (no rants), current events, dance, entertainment, cartoons & illustrations, Letters to the Editor, and more.

 Obviously, we’re eclectic, and naturally, we’re looking for the highest quality work we can find. If you have an idea for a submission, but want some kind of affirmation, send a note with “QUERY” in the subject line to , to see if this is something that meets the intent.  Carefully read the submission guidelines for each category below before querying or sending any submissions. Submissions that do not comply with guidelines may end up being shot into cyberspace.

* Fiction/Nonfiction/Commentary, Reviews, et al: Double space between paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs. Best to send using Times New Roman or Calibri, in either Word attachment or in body of email.

* Poetry: We will try as we can to reproduce unusual formatting, but due to some limitations of WordPress, this may pose difficulties.

* Photography & Art Work: Provide titles, medium, size, date, time, place/location, photo credits, and any other information relevant to the work.

* If you do not send one, and if your work is accepted for publication, you will be asked for a short 3-4 sentence bio and a photograph (optional).

* EBSCO Research Database is now including material from Ragazine.CC. 

Creative Nonfiction

IN RELATION TO THE NATURAL WORLD …

Ragazine’s creative nonfiction section brings together the kind of writing I like most:  grounded, compelling first-person narration set in a concrete time and place that reflects thematically some way on the human relation to the natural world and the ways we’ve transformed that world, and in the process, transformed ourselves.  Creative nonfiction is an expansive genre that spans narrative history, literary journalism, narrative nonfiction, the personal essay, memoir, and probably many other sub-categories I’m forgetting. The kind of writing I welcome you to submit to Ragazine should focus on the previously mentioned themes in some broad sense — what is the meaning of contemporary lives and, although they might seem to be detached from nature in our highly mediated, technologically-driven world of the hyper-real, how are they nonetheless grounded in that material reality that surrounds, supports, and enables us?

Creative nonfiction editor is Karen Schubert. You can read more about her in About Us

Fiction 

Submissions closed until further notice.

Ragazine Fiction Editor is Liz Hill

The Fiction Editor at Ragazine welcomes your prose and will work diligently and honestly in reading (and sometimes offering critiques of) your work.

We’re looking for work that will sit well on the screen. Take a moment, please, to decide for yourself what this means. We can say, for example, that we’d like work to “pop,” to be “imaginative,” “sharp,” “tight,” etc., but we’d possibly be limiting the variety of work that we love to publish. Simply put: Send us your best work that is completely revised and well-edited .

Guidelines:

  • Submit no more than one piece at a time; each submitted piece should be no more than 4,000 words, although most of what we publish falls in the 1,500 to 3,000 range. Allow 1-3 months for a response. Feel free to query after 3 months. Adherence to standard submission formatting is appreciated. 
  • We do not accept submissions via postal mail.

If you have problems sending through submittable, you may contact Fiction editor:  .

Subject line to read: Ragazine Fiction Submission.

World/Travel Guidelines:

Editor is Chelsea Leigh Horne

We are looking for pieces that capture the essence of a place through explorations of location, people, culture, or a distinct something else that feels intrinsic and integral to the world you are describing. Most importantly, we are looking for an informed and perceptive point/observation/commentary about this locale. While this is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, some topics of interest include (alphabetically): arts, culture, economic, environmental, historical, political, and social themes and impressions.

In short, paint us a portrait and show us where you have traveled by immersing and grounding your reader in the setting and atmosphere. Then tell us why you needed to share and write about it. If something about a place hooked you, there is a good chance it will hook our readership too. For this reason, we highly encourage you to include your original photos (with credits to you) so that they might help frame your piece.

Note: For this section, we are usually more interested in locations outside the United States. However, if you feel that you have a travel piece situated within the U.S. that you believe tells a compelling story, you may still submit to this section.

Guidelines:
• Submit only one piece at a time.
• Each submitted piece should be between 1500 and 3000 words.
• Please follow Ragazine’s general prose formatting guidelines.
• For each included photo, please include a brief 1-2 sentence caption that describes the photo, and if necessary, its relation to your piece.
• We do not accept pieces previously published online or in print.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Please use SUBMITTABLE.

CONGRATULATIONS:

To Renee D’Aoust, whose story “The Line of No Trees” was recognized as NOTABLE by and among Best American Essays… 2016 edition. Read it here: http://ragazine.cc/2015/11/renee-daoustcreative-nonfiction/

To Alexis Rhone Fancher, for her poem, “When I turned fourteen, my mother’s sister took me to lunch and said:” … 2016 edition. Read it here:  http://ragazine.cc/2015/01/alexis-rhone-fancher-poetry/

 

Photography/Art

Query first. Let us know where we can see your work on-line (your home page/gallery/etc.). After we reply, you will be asked for 3-5  jpgs of your intended submission. You may be asked for additional jpgs (20-30), and if we publish your work, you will also be requested to provide a short, 150 word biography, artist’s statement, etc. We are unable to take work via postal mail.
Send photography to , and art to .

“Image of the Day”: We’re looking for surprises… the kind of work we have to look at more than once. Have a photo, painting, print, collage, cartoon, comic or some other visual offering you want to blast out to Ragazine readers?  Email it to: Imageoftheday@ragazine.cc as a jpg attachment of 1 to 2 mb. Include your name, email address, and a 2-3 sentence description of how you happened to create the image. No more than 3 submissions per year, please. Acceptance notification will be by email. As a volunteer organization, Ragazine does not pay contributors. See Copyright information below.

Poetry

Guidelines for poetry submissions:

Poetry Editor is Emily Vogel

  1. Except in special cases (determined by the editor) Ragazine does not accept poems previously published online or in print.
  2. Send poetry submissions to: ragazine.poetry.editor@gmail.com. Subject line to read: Poetry Submission. Poems should appear in the body of the e-mail, not as attachments.
  3. Include a brief biography, no more than three to four sentences.
  4. If the poem is over three pages in length, it may be sent in an attachment, but ask the editor first so she/he knows to expect it and can acknowledge your inquiry.
  5. No more than three poems per submission.
  6. No more than 4 submissions per year.
  7. Poetry Book/Chapbook Reviews of 1 to 2 pages are welcomed. These can be sent in an attachment.
  8. Ragazine is especially interested in translations. In such cases, the poem in its original language also should be included.
  9. No websites. Ragazine will not accept poems from websites, blogs, facebook, etc.

Poetry Editor’s note:

Poems accepted for Ragazine will appear over the next two to three issues, as the editor has received much good work that she wants to publish, but has room only for five or six poets max per issue. If you receive an acceptance, know the poem may appear in an issue three months to four months after the editor has accepted your work. It is not always for the very next issue. Do not think she has forgotten her promise to publish the poem. We update every six to eight weeks. If, after you’ve grown old and tired, you feel we are remiss in getting back to you, give a nudge.

SPORTS Feature Guidelines:

Editor Position Open

There’s more to sports than grown-ups playing games, and the amount of money they might earn. With this in mind, we are seeking lively sports and sports-related articles, including commentary and interviews, about those who play at the highest levels, and the influence they have on us personally, emotionally, or as guides to what level of performance we expect from ourselves. This is a new category for us — some might say what does it have to do with The Arts, Information and Entertainment? Well, entertainment certainly fills the bill; we’re opening the door to find out “what else”.

Please query editor@ragazine.cc before submitting. Thank you.

PAYMENT

Ragazine.cc does not pay contributors. We are a volunteer online publication operating under the aegis of Binghamton Imaginink, a 501c3 registered non-profit organization. It would be great if we had the funds to pay contributors, but until then the best we can do is share your work with an appreciative international audience, and say a heartfelt thanks for all you do.

COPYRIGHT

Material that appears in Ragazine.cc is copyright the contributor, unless otherwise indicated. By submitting a work to Ragazine.cc, the contributor agrees that Ragazine.cc reserves first rights, and the right for the material to remain in our archives indefinitely, and may be used in reference to previous issues. All other rights are reserved for the contributor.  If we publish something that has appeared elsewhere, we will credit that publication or venue, and we request the same courtesy from those who reference or quote material appearing in Ragazine.cc. All rights are similarly reserved by Ragazine.cc for material generated specifically for publication in Ragazine.cc by the Ragazine.cc staff.

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