What can I submit?
Bold, finely crafted writing that moves us. Specifically, we accept works that can be categorized as Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry (including Spoken Word), Drama (plays or screenplays) and Visual Art. You can also submit Other works that you feel align with the mission and spirit of Loose Change. We currently accept files in the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, odt, avi, ogg, m4a, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg, wav and wmv.
Our Submission Form outlines what we require for each submission. Please do not omit fields or otherwise deviate from the form requests, as this system has been specially designed to help us fairly and anonymously evaluate your submissions. Works that have been incorrectly submitted may be rejected without evaluation.
What we are looking for?
Below are general guidelines that touch on the quality and depth of work we want to showcase in Loose Change. We also appreciate provocative works of any medium that effectively manipulate and/or break all the rules entirely.
- Well-crafted, compelling, original material. Content should display a unique, strong creative voice.
- Your medium should be one that you have invested time and energy in developing, and display a high level of artistic intentionality.
- Submissions should be as polished and complete as you have the capability to make them. Please—no rough drafts.
- We prefer submissions of no more than 3,000 words, and our system caps files at 2Mb. That said, we may accept a longer submission if we feel the quality of the work justifies its inclusion in the magazine in its entirety. We also reserve the right to publish excerpts of longer works in the event the submission exceeds the word limit.
How To Submit
Review our Submission Requirements (below) and submit your work using our online Submission Form ONLY. We will no longer accept submissions by email or direct mail.
You may submit your work for consideration at anytime, but if you would like your work to be considered for a particular issue, please be sure to check the submission cutoff deadline for that issue. These will be published on our homepage and our Calendar, and shared via our social networks.
If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Molly Dickinson, Managing Editor, at email@example.com.
We gladly encourage and welcome high-quality submissions from anywhere and everywhere. However, in keeping with our mission and the mission of WonderRoot, Loose Change is particularly interested in soliciting work from writers and artists born, bred and/or based in Atlanta or the state of Georgia, or who otherwise share this connection to our roots.
- Please submit all prose works in basic manuscript format, minus your author name. In general, all written submissions should be set in a standard 12-point font and include page numbers for submissions of multiple pages.
- All submissions must have a title, or be labeled as “Untitled” and numbered as necessary.
- Use this title as the file name AND include it at the header of the corresponding submission uploaded via our Submission Form. For example: The file “Snow.doc” would have the title “Snow” listed as its header. If submitting visual work, you may choose to include the title as a footer instead.
- Do not include your name in the title/file name or anywhere on your submission. This ensures fair and anonymous evaluation by our editors.
- When submitting more than one individual work (as in multiple poems), create a separate title/file name for each work. Do not submit multiple poems in a single file. Exception: When submitting a series of poems or works meant to be read (and evaluated) as a unified group or whole, rather than individually considered for publication.
Please ensure you retain the original copy of your work. We will not return manuscripts or photographs.
All work that is inspired by, references or reflects similarities to previous work(s) that are not the original creation of the submitter must be properly attributed. Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated.
If your submission does not meet all of the posted Submission Requirements, it may be rejected without evaluation. We certainly don’t want that to happen, so please contact Molly Dickinson, Managing Editor, if you have any questions about the submission process. You may also visit our FAQ page.