SUBMISSIONS

X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine
GENERAL GUIDELINES

● Email xraylitmag@gmail.com

● We want prose only. No poetry, please.

● Send your work as .doc or .docx files.

● Keep submissions under 1,500 words.

● One piece per submission, please.

● Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.

● You may submit your work elsewhere, no problem.

● Please format the subject line of your email as follows:

YOUR LAST NAME, TITLE, GENRE [SPECIFY: FICTION, NONFICTION, OTHER], WORD COUNT

● Please entitle your doc the same way:

YOUR LAST NAME, TITLE, GENRE [SPECIFY: FICTION, NONFICTION, OTHER], WORD COUNT

● We shoot for a response time of 3-5 weeks.

● We’re kind about it, but genre fiction might find a better home elsewhere.

● Serials, illustrations, comics, etc.? Try us!

● We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.

GRITTY BITS & BOBS

● By submitting to us, if accepted, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights.

● All submissions remain the intellectual property of the artist. Rights revert to author upon publication.

● We’d love if you’d credit us if your work first appeared here.

● Work previously published in print only welcome if in no violation of original rights.

● You’ll feel really good if you check out these kick-ass authors.

● Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting. 


MASTHEAD

Founding Editor: Jennifer Greidus @copcoat
Consulting Editor: Chris Dankland @cdankland
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Jo Varnish @JoVarnish1
Assistant Fiction Editor: Tyler Dillow @brothertjd
Social Media Manager & Asst Editor: Crow Jonah Norlander @crowjonah
Acquisitions Editor: Elizabeth Crowder @lzcrowder
Contributing Editor: Tyler Dempsey @tylercdempsey

Artwork: Bob Schofield @anothertower


Jo Varnish is raising her three kids and four rescue dogs outside of NYC. A freelance writer and literary writer, Jo is in the final stages of her MFA.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. He writes poetry and fiction and was the Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos/MOJO. He hopes one day to start his own press.

Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his wife, child, and two retired racing greyhounds.

Elizabeth Crowder is a writer and law librarian based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on her first fantasy novel. She is also co-editor of The Sartorial Geek magazine. You can find her on Instagram @thelizcrowder.

Tyler Dempsey lives in Alaska where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. His hobbies? Literature, mountaineering, gardening, dogs, and music.

 

X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine

GENERAL GUIDELINES

● Email xraylitmag@gmail.com

● We want prose only. No poetry, please.

● Send your work as .doc or .docx files.

● Keep submissions under 1,500 words.

● One piece per submission, please.

● Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.

● You may submit your work elsewhere, no problem.

● Please format the subject line of your email as follows: YOUR LAST NAME, TITLE, GENRE [SPECIFY: FICTION, NONFICTION, OTHER], WORD COUNT

● Please entitle your doc the same way: YOUR LAST NAME, TITLE, GENRE [SPECIFY: FICTION, NONFICTION, OTHER], WORD COUNT

● We shoot for a response time of 3-5 weeks.

● We’re kind about it, but genre fiction might find a better home elsewhere.

● Serials, illustrations, comics, etc.? Try us!

● We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.

GRITTY BITS & BOBS

● By submitting to us, if accepted, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights.

● All submissions remain the intellectual property of the artist. Rights revert to author upon publication.

● We’d love if you’d credit us if your work first appeared here.

● Work previously published in print only welcome if in no violation of original rights.

● You’ll feel really good if you check out these kick-ass authors.

● Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting. 


MASTHEAD

Founding Editor
Jennifer Greidus @copcoat

Consulting Editor
Chris Dankland @cdankland

Creative Nonfiction Editor
Jo Varnish @JoVarnish1

Assistant Fiction Editor
Tyler Dillow @brothertjd

Social Media Manager & Asst Editor
Crow Jonah Norlander @crowjonah

Acquisitions Editor
Liz Crowder @lzcrowder

Contributing Editor
Tyler Dempsey @tylercdempsey

Artwork
Bob Schofield @anothertower


Jo Varnish is raising her three kids and four rescue dogs outside of NYC. A freelance writer and literary writer, Jo is in the final stages of her MFA.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. He writes poetry and fiction and was the Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos/MOJO. He hopes one day to start his own press.

Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his wife, child, and two retired racing greyhounds.

Elizabeth Crowder is a writer and law librarian based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on her first fantasy novel. She is also co-editor of The Sartorial Geek magazine. You can find her on Instagram @thelizcrowder.

Tyler Dempsey lives in Alaska where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. His hobbies? Literature, mountaineering, gardening, dogs, and music.