SUBMIT

We are accepting submissions for Issue Seven until October 1, 2019. 

All submissions are read blindly. Everyone is eligible to submit, regardless of age or geographic location.

Submissions in multiple categories are encouraged. Upon acceptance, COUNTERCLOCK receives first North American publishing rights and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask that you credit us if the work is reprinted in the future. 

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. We do our very best to respond to all submissions within one month. We also offer expedited submissions (48-hour response time) and Feedback Corner (in-depth feedback on your work within 2-4 weeks, depending on the package selected).

All works should be attached to the email in .docx or .pdf format.

We do not currently pay our contributors, but hope very much to in future issues! We are committed to keeping COUNTERCLOCK accessible and will always offer fee-free submissions. 

Any questions about submissions may be directed to counterclockjournal@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your work!


PROSE

Send us up to three of your best original, previously unpublished fiction and nonfiction with the total word count under 6,000 words. Previous publication on social media/personal websites is acceptable. Please do not include any identifying information within the document of your submission. All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman.

Please title the email subject line "Prose_First & Last Name" and email all work to counterclocksubmissions@gmail.com. Include a brief, third-person biographical statement with your submission. Cover letters are welcome but not required.


POETRY

Send us up to five pages of your best original, previously unpublished poetry. Previous publication on social media/personal websites is acceptable. All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman. Please do not include any identifying information within the document of your submission. Short films of performance poetry are also welcome.

Please title the email subject line "Poetry_First & Last Name" and email all work to counterclocksubmissions@gmail.com. Include a brief, third-person biographical statement with your submission. Cover letters are welcome but not required.


ART

Send us up to five pages of your best original, previously unpublished visual art. Previous publication on social media/personal websites is acceptable. Please do not include any identifying information within the document of your submission. We are especially interested in photography, painting, charcoal, digital art, and mixed medium work. You may include an Artist's Statement if you wish. 

Please title the email subject line "VisualArt_First & Last Name" and email all work to counterclocksubmissions@gmail.com. Include a brief, third-person biographical statement with your submission. Cover letters are welcome but not required.


We offer an expedited submission option (48-hour response time) for $5.00

Please see more details about this option here.

EXPEDITED SUBMISSIONS


FEEDBACK CORNER

If you are low-income, queer, trans, or facing significant financial hardship otherwise, please send us an email at counterclockjournal@gmail.com with the subject line “Attn: FC,” and we will be more than happy to negotiate our rates with you.

COUNTERCLOCK editors and readers offer a paid editing service for writing in the following categories: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre work. Receive in-depth feedback from multiple members of our editorial staff for $25 for two members in four weeks and $28 for three members in two weeks.

Please see more details about this option here.

We are soon to include a college essay editing package for high school seniors. Please stay tuned for more.