POETRY & PROSE AWARD: Please see guidelines on the category link below.  Deadline January 9, 2017.

For regular submissions to Issue #18:

· We currently accept previously unpublished submissions from any undergraduate or emerging artist (who has not attended an MFA or creative writing Ph.D program) 

· We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and everything in between – surprise us!  Acceptable formats for each genre can be found in its category.

· We accept submissions year-round, though we do not read during the summer break. 

· All submissions must include the following information: author’s/artist’s name, phone number, email, and genre. Please include author’s/artist’s name on every page of the work in the header.

· In your cover letter, be sure to include a brief bio (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, to tell us about you and any previous publications.

· Check each genre category for further guidelines and page limits. You may submit more than once, but pay close attention to the guidelines.

· We do accept simultaneous submissions, though we ask that you notify us ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere.

The deadline to be considered for the Spring issue is February 10. 

Ends on January 9, 2017$ 5.00
$ 5.00

$5* per submission. 

Each story, poem, or essay is one submission and must be entered separately. Up to 15 pages of prose (12-point font, double-spaced, standard margins) and up to 5 single-spaced pages for one poem. Standard manuscript format applies to both. You may enter as many separate pieces as you like. We are taking submissions internationally. You may not enter this contest if you are a current or former graduate student in a creative writing program; this is a contest for emerging writers.

$100 prize for the winner in each category. The winner in each category will be published in the Spring issue of Glass Mountain Magazine, will receive two contributor copies of the magazine, and will be invited to read at our April launch party for Issue #18. Winners will also receive free registration to the 2017 Boldface Conference.

The deadline to be considered for the Poetry and Prose Contest is midnight January 9, 2017.

*Entry fees are nonrefundable.

$ 10.00
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Submit previously unpublished fiction of up to 15 pages of 12-point type, double-spaced, and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. Graphic narratives, such as comics, are best viewed in JPG format. Our primary focus is literary fiction however all genres and all variations within are still welcome. One piece per submission, please.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.


Submit 1 to 5 previously unpublished poems. In your submission, please type no more than 1 poem per page with a 10 page maximum. The text should 12-point font, and files should be saved in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format.

While we accept and will read all styles of poetry, we generally publish contemporary poetry that is lyrical based with narrative tendency. We tend to avoid rhymed, romanticized poetry. More importantly, we only publish emerging writers.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography of 50 to 100 words written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications of your work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.

Art

Submit previously unpublished art in high resolution TIFF or JPEG format. Graphic narratives, such as comics, are best viewed in JPG format. Please no zip or pdf files. 

We accept work of all mediums, from sculpture and installation, to photographs and paintings.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you, your current educational status, and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Also, in your cover letter, please list the medium(s) of each submitted piece. 

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.

Submit previously unpublished reviews of books, albums, movies, or artwork, up to 1000 words, single-spaced, and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. We prefer subjects of review that have been released/published within the past five years. One piece per submission, please. 

On your manuscript, beneath the title of the submission, please include the following details concerning the subject of review:

  • Author/Musician/Screen Writer/Director

  • Title of Work

  • Genre (poetry collection, novel, short story, album, film, etc.)

  • Translator (if applicable)

  • Date Published/Released

  • Publisher/Label/Studio

Provide a short biography in your cover letter (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Should your work be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.

Submit previously unpublished creative nonfiction of up to 15 pages in 12-point type, double-spaced and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. We do not accept literary criticism. One piece per submission, please.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 8 months.

While Glass Mountain Magazine is a national journal that accepts submissions from all emerging writers across the nation, Glass Mountain Online is specifically a University of Houston-based entity designed to showcase the works of the University of Houston student body. Therefore, submissions to Glass Mountain Online are only currently open for UH students, including Glass Mountain staff.

Please read the submission guidelines for your category carefully. While they are similar to the guidelines for the physical magazine, they have been amended to suit an online format.

Fiction/Nonfiction Guidelines

Submit previously unpublished short fiction or nonfiction of up to 1500 words of 12-point type, and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. Graphic narratives, such as comics, are best viewed in JPG format. Our primary focus is literary fiction; however all genres and all variations within are welcome. One piece per submission, please.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 3 months.


Poetry Guidelines

Submit 1 to 5 previously unpublished poems. A single poem must not exceed 50 lines of text. The text should be in 12-point font, and files should be saved in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format.

While we accept and will read all styles of poetry, we generally publish contemporary poetry that is lyric-based with a narrative tendency. We tend to avoid rhymed, romanticized poetry.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography of 50 to 100 words written in third-person, which tells us about you and any previous publications of your work. Should you be selected, we will include this on our contributors' page.

We will respond to your submission within 3 months.


Art Guidelines

Submit previously unpublished art in high resolution TIFF or JPEG format. You may submit up to 5 pieces within a collection of art. Graphic narratives, such as comics, are best viewed in JPG format. Please no zip or pdf files. 

We accept work of all mediums, from sculpture and installation, to photographs and paintings.

In your cover letter, please include a short biography (about 50-100 words), written in third-person, which tells us about you, your current educational status, and any previous publications, if any, of your other work. Also, in your cover letter, please list the medium(s) of each submitted piece. In addition, please include a minimum 250-word explanation of your work and/or your process in creating the art piece(s) in submission.

We will respond to your submission within 3 months.