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Author Guidelines

Beside the Point Call for Submissions

Themed Issue: Time

 

Writers and Artists! We want your work.

Beside the Point is a creative writing journal produced at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. For our next issue, we want to know: what does time mean to you? Is it linear? How does its passage affect us? What does it mean to be old? To be young? Is time kind? Cruel? Did it bring us to where we thought it would? We’d like to see these questions and more explored in stories, poems, creative essays, scripts, or comics. We seek a diversity of approaches and visions. Try us!

To submit, please register as an author and upload your work here: https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/btp/index

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Deadline for submissions: Dec.15, 2017.

 

The fine print: 

  1. Submit work that fits the theme, but don't be afraid to think outside the box. Surprise us. Give us perspectives, genres, or voices we didn’t expect. We will consider prose, poetry, drama, or comics; keep in mind that your work will be reproduced in black and white.
  2. Please keep your submission under 2500 words OR 8 pages for comics. Dimensions of print issue will be 8.5" X 11”. 
  3. We seek previously unpublished submissions.
  4. We will accept only one piece per writer, but that doesn’t mean you can submit only one thing. Have a few pieces you’re proud of? Why not submit them and let us choose which one fits best in the journal?
  5. Use 12-point font and paginate written material. Except for poetry, double-space your work. A text submission is in Word, OpenOffice, or RTF file format. A comics submission is in .png or PDF file format.
  6. Remove your name and contact information from the manuscript.
  7. Select the appropriate section when you upload your work: 1) Creative Nonfiction; 2) Poetry; 3) Fiction: Literary; 4) Fiction: Fantasy; 5) Fiction: Sci-Fi/Suspense/Other (specify in Comments for the Editor); 6) Drama; 7) Comics.
  8. Include in the “Comments for the Editor” box, a one to two sentence statement of how your submission addresses the theme of time. If you are a current or former Camosun College student, mention it here as well.
  9. The journal will be published under a Creative Commons license (Attribution—NonCommercial—NoDerivatives).
  10. Payment will be in a contributor’s copy of the print journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. In Comments for the Editor (below), you have included a one to two sentence statement of how your submission addresses the theme of time. You have also identified yourself as a current or former Camosun student if applicable.
  2. The submission is 2500 words or less, or 8 pages maximum for comics.
  3. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  4. Written material is in 12 point font and paginated. Except for poetry, it is double-spaced.

  5. A text submission is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF file format. A comics submission is in .png or PDF file format.

  6. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Name and contact information will be entered in Step 3 on the Submission's Metadata screen.

  7. The appropriate section has been selected: 1) Creative Nonfiction; 2) Poetry; 3) Fiction: Literary; 4) Fiction: Fantasy; 5) Fiction: Sci-Fi/Suspense/Other (specify in Comments for the Editor); 6) Drama; 7) Comics.

 

Copyright Notice

©2017 Camosun College

Published by Camosun College English Department
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria BC. V8P 5J2

This publication is licensed under a Creative Commons License, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works

The text may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided that credit is given to the original author.

Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the journal right of first publication.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Please contact copyright@camosun.bc.ca for permission beyond the usage outlined in the Creative Commons license.

 

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