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Submission Guidelines

We accept poetry, short fiction and photography submissions on a rolling basis. Our journal publishes issues on a roughly quarterly basis depending on the quantity and quality of submissions received. Please allow one month before following up on your submission.

For poetry, please submit 2-3 poems compressed in a zip file with filenames similar to Author-Name-Poem-Name. There are no requirements or restrictions on the length or style of poetry submissions.

For short fiction, please submit up to 2 pieces with a total count of no more than 2,000 words each. On a case-by-case basis we will consider outstanding long fiction pieces. Your work should also be compressed in a zip file with filenames similar to Author-Name-Story-Name.

For photography, please submit a website where we can view some examples that are evocative of your work. We occasionally exhibit the work of no more than one photographer an issue.

Should you have any specific requirements or notes on special formatting for your work or would like us to provide critical commentary or explanation on our decision regarding your submission, please indicate at the top of each file.

Reprints are welcome. But please remember to inform us of the name(s) and date(s) of previous publications.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. But please remember to inform us should your submission(s) be accepted elsewhere so that we can note co-publication, if necessary.

We would love to share your story as an author or photographer so please feel free to include a brief (one paragraph) bio, and a photo of yourself!

Submission to CENTURY 121 allows the journal one-time and non-exclusive anthology rights. Feel free to use your work with other journals and publications but please afford us a 60-day period to showcase it here and remember to acknowledge publication in this journal. CENTURY 121 reserves the right to use your work in future issues and/or anthologies. For those looking to borrow a work for use outside the magazine, please remember, you need the writer’s or photographer’s  permission based on the Creative Commons license, not ours.

You can provide as little or as much information about yourself as you desire. This text will be included in your Author Profile.
Please give us a photo of yourself to post on your Author Profile! (Not Required)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
If you need to upload more than one file, you may upload a 'zip' archive containing your files instead.
Files must be less than 100 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx zip.