Scintilla accepts simultaneous submissions of original, unpublished work. Our response time varies, but writers should hear from us within 4-6 weeks. In order to track and manage our submissions, we only accept work submitted through Submishmash. Please submit your work here.
Written Work: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Fiction and nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced and poetry submissions should contain no more than five poems. On the top of the first page, please include your name, address, telephone number, and email address. An optional biographical note may be included with submissions, and will be asked for upon publication. Manuscripts should be saved as either doc or rtf.
For short stories and nonfiction our word limit is 6,500, and for flash fiction it is 1,000 words. There is no word limit for poems or book reviews.
Visual Work: All images should be at least 300 dpi. Submissions should include 1-5 images. Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a link to your online portfolio if you have one. An optional artist statement may be included, and will be asked for upon publication. Images should be saved as either tiff or jpg.
Website link: http://www.scintillapress.com/submissions
About: Scintilla is an independent literary arts journal looking for new voices. While we are not walking away from traditional print publication, we are embracing digital publication in new formats. As we move forward in this domain, we may explore other types of publication such as novels, short story collections, and poetry collections.