Submission Guidelines

  • Theme
    • The theme of Ceaseless Fun 001 is Solar Anus, described in more detail here.
    • All submitted work should draw upon, relate to, push against, or otherwise deal with the theme. We are open to a wide variety of interpretations.
    • Submitted work does not need to be written specifically for Ceaseless Fun, but please only submit work that can legally be published (if you are submitting a piece that has been previously published elsewhere, double check on your rights situation!).
  • Material Guidelines
    • We will consider short fiction, poetry, short plays, personal essays, photography, sketches, documentation of visual work, and literary or artistic criticism.
    • Short fiction
      • No longer than 5,000 words
      • “Flash fiction” (under 1,000 words) welcome and encouraged!
    • Poetry
      • No longer than 500 words
    • Plays
      • No longer than 5,000 words
      • Should be a standalone piece (no excerpts)
    • Essays and criticism
      • No longer than 3,000 words
      • No scoring or merit-evaluation
    • Photography, visual work, and documentation of visual work
      • Submit up to 10 images. We reserve the right to publish all, one, or some of your submitted images.
    • Something else?
      • Shoot us a message and let us know what you’re thinking. We’ll get back to you and let you know if your idea would be a suitable submission.
  • Payment
    • You should not have to work for free! Unfortunately, we are also starving artists. As such, Ceaseless Fun will be implementing a profit-sharing program.
    • Should your work be accepted, you will be entitled to a percentage of proceeds from the zine sales at the release party.
      • Percentage offers will be made upon acceptance of work.
  • Review Logistics
    • Our review process is anonymous.
      • Do not include your name anywhere on your submitted material.
      • Do not include your name in the file name of the material.
      • Please DO enter the name of the work, correct attribution info, and phone number in the body of the email. Files will be separated from your email, reviewed, and then rematched with your info.
    • Submissions will close June 6that 11:59 PM PST.
    • We hope to make our decisions by the end of June.
    • If your work is not selected for print, we may reach out about online publication.

Got all that? Submit work to ceaselessfun@gmail.com.

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