We are now accepting submissions for APIARY #6, our Summer 2013 issue, to be released on First Friday in June. The deadline to submit to APIARY 6 is April 1, 2013.
We are always looking for great literature to showcase on our website.
After reading the guidelines below, use our submissions manager to send us your work.
APIARY is a literary magazine that primarily collects the diverse poetry and prose of writers in the greater Philadelphia area. We also showcase a small selection of visual art in each issue. The magazine is published twice yearly, in the summer and in the winter, and is available by subscription or in myriad outlets throughout the Philadelphia area.
APIARY Online serves as a companion to the print edition in between publications and as an archive of work from previously published print editions. APIARY Online is always looking for exceptional work and is updated several times each month.
Guidelines for Submissions
APIARY is most interested in unpublished or new work, though we will, on exceptional occasions, publish previously printed work, particularly if we believe it can find a significant new readership in our pages. We do accept work submitted to other publications, but request that you immediately inform us if your piece has been selected for publication elsewhere. All submitted work will be considered for both print and web publication unless you have been published in the print magazine within the last year (in either of the previous two issues), in which case your work will only be considered for web publication.
When you submit your work, Submittable will prompt you to submit a cover letter, too. Please include the following information: 1) your name as you would like it to appear in publication 2) an email address where you can be reliably reached 3) a phone number at which you can be reliably reached (we will only call if we cannot reach you via email) 3) a mailing address where you can receive your complimentary contributor’s copies of the magazine, should your work be accepted for print.
All submissions must be in 12-point font and in .doc format. All prose submissions should be double-spaced. Your file should be named with the title of your piece as you would like it to be appear in publication.
In the top left corner of the title page, please include a header with your first and last name, your phone number, your email address, and the total word count of your submission.
We do not generally accept multiple submissions from the same writer for the same issue. However, you may submit work in multiple genres; you may submit multiple poems (up to five); and you may submit multiple pieces of visual art for consideration.
Our editors may not reach a final decision about your piece until the close of our submissions period on
March 15, 2013
You may submit between three and five poems for consideration. Please submit all of your poems in separate .doc files.
We accept fiction of all lengths up to 5,000 words. Shorter works are more likely to find a place in print. Longer works may be considered for serial publication in print or online.
Essays & Non-Fiction
We accept essays and non-fiction up to 3,000 words. Longer works may be considered for serial publication in print or online.
Audio submissions for The Buzz Mixtape can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit up to three entries, in mp2, wav or as a link to an upload site. While spoken word works are encouraged, all audio recordings involving literature are acceptable. This include, live recordings of readings, short audio plays and music backed poems. Maximum compressed file size of: 25MB. Please send files exceeding 25MB via Yousendit, a free large-file sending program.
You may submit up to 5 pieces of visual art. All artwork must be submitted electronically in JPEG or GIF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Our print publication is in black and white, except for cover artwork. Minimum uncompressed file size of: 48MB. Maximum compressed file size of: 25MB. Please send artwork directly Art & Design Editor Amy Scheidegger. Please send files exceeding 25MB via Yousendit, a free large-file sending program.
APIARY is committed to giving excellent young writers the opportunity to be read by their city at large, and we actively encourage young writers to submit their best work Youth writing makes up about 10% of each issue. We aim our magazine at readers 13 and up; younger writers should feel free to submit, but parents should remember that their children’s writing might be featured in an issue with more mature themes. If a piece shows a great deal of promise, we will occasionally work with young writers to polish their pieces for publication.
Once a piece is chosen for publication, the parent or guardian of the writer will be sent a permission slip by e-mail or snail mail. All signed permission forms should be sent to email@example.com as a signed and scanned PDF, or by snail mail to:
1713 S. 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148.
If your piece is chosen to be published, you will be asked to come and perform at our launch party.
Compensation & Rights
APIARY is supported by subscriptions, grants, advertising, and the generosity of non-profit partners. All contributors will receive contributor’s notes and links to their portfolios, websites, or blogs on apiarymagazine.com. Contributors to the print magazine will receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured and an invitation to participate in a live reading.
All rights revert to the writers on publication.