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PFN – Halfway Down the Stairs, Theme: “Frontiers”

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fiction OPEN

We accept fiction related to the theme of the issue. The fiction editors are looking mostly for short stories, but we are happy to consider well-crafted flash fiction. We don’t want to be too strict with the guidelines, because we appreciate originality, creativity, and stories that are off the beaten path. We like stories that grab us from the beginning, make us think, and keep us enthralled. Stories should be written confidently and fluidly, avoiding too many adjectives or too much dialogue. We will be negatively distracted by poor grammar, clichés, and a lack of editing.

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 February 2022* (approx. 36 days from now).0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience. Excluding: Children.
Genres:
GENRE SUBGENRES
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s): Frontiers
Types/Lengths:
TYPE LENGTH DETAILS
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction Up to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story 1,000 – 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment pecifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ELECTRONIC POSTAL REPRINTS SIMULTANEOUS MEDIA
 OK  No  No  OK Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren’t familiar with these terms, see our  glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction OPEN

We accept creative nonfiction related to the theme of the issue. Halfway Down the Stairs is specifically looking for essays and memoir with a strong voice and a unique point of view. We publish well-written, honest writing that inspires emotion. Humor is also appreciated.

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 February 2022* (approx. 36 days from now).1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience. Excluding: Children.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s): Frontiers
Types/Lengths:
TYPE LENGTH DETAILS
Essay Essay Up to 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction Up to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ELECTRONIC POSTAL REPRINTS SIMULTANEOUS MEDIA
 OK  No  No  OK Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren’t familiar with these terms, see our  glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry OPEN

We are rarely willing to be lenient with the theme when it comes to poetry, and will do so only if the submission is very good.

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 February 2022* (approx. 36 days from now).1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience. Excluding: Children.
Genres:
GENRE SUBGENRES
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Theme(s): Frontiers
Types/Lengths:
TYPE LENGTH DETAILS
Poem Poem No line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ELECTRONIC POSTAL REPRINTS SIMULTANEOUS MEDIA
 OK  No  No  OK Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren’t familiar with these terms, see our  glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
https://duotrope.com/listing/372/halfway-down-the-stairs

Venue

Halfway Down the Stairs

Organizer

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