🍋 General Guidelines 🍋
Send poetry submissions to email@example.com with your name as the subject line. Send prose works to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name as the subject line. Send art and photography to email@example.com with your name as the subject line. Submissions that do not comply with this guideline will not be read, and that would be so unfortunate because we would LOVE to read your work!
Lemon Star Mag is geared towards young/ new writers 15-30 years of age
Revamp: Submissions will be open all year round, starting February 1, 2019!
Prefer documents to be in Pages (Mac) or Word
We do not accept previously published works. We are open to simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us right away if a piece has been accepted elsewhere.
For now, we are publishing online. Publishing rights revert back to the author or artist upon publication. We only ask that you acknowledge Lemon Star Mag if your piece is placed in a larger body of work.
Please submit works in English only. Foreign language submissions will only be accepted if accompanied by a complete English translation.
All submissions should be in proper manuscript format. Submissions that are not properly formatted will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will not consider partial or serial works; all submissions must be complete.
Subject matter is up to your discretion! Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think (preferably all three!). We will not consider works with discriminatory themes. Absolutely no racist, homophobic, or sexist content will be accepted/tolerated.
Below are specific genre guidelines set by the genre editors.
🍋 Poetry Sub guidelines 🍋
Prefer Garamond font style
No length limits
🍋 Nonfiction Guidelines 🍋
Submissions should be no less than 2500 words and no more than 8000 words.
Submissions should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman font with 1” margins.
Play with style. Examples include: traditional essay format, a series of linked vignettes, nonlinear storytelling, etc. However, only nonfiction works will be considered. Please do not submit plays, reviews, poems, or anything else that doesn’t fall into the nonfiction genre.
🍋 Fiction Guidelines 🍋
Submissions should be no more than 5000 words- under 3000 preferred.
Preference will be given to submissions received in proper manuscript format.
All genres of fiction are accepted and encouraged- feel free to play around with style!
Please submit only fiction; no hybrid works, plays, reviews, etc. will be considered.