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Call for Submissions
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Deadline: December 15, 2008

The Tumblewords Project is currently accepting submissions for its first volume of the The Tumblewords Literary Journal.

We are accepting poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, memoir in English or Spanish, as well as visual art and photography.

By submitting you are acknowledging the work submitted is original, and no other author or anthology holds copyright rights to the work. If you have previously published the work, please indicate so on the submission, and provide information for appropriate attribution and documentation that no other publication holds the copyright.

Authors will be notified of editorial decisions by January 30, 2009. We will communicate by email. If you change your email address, please let us know immediately.

We will offer a complimentary copy of The Tumblewords Literary Journal to authors whose work is chosen for publication as well as a nominal honorarium.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2008


  • Prose: Submit up to 5,000 words, double spaced, 12 point font, pages should be numbered.
  • Poetry: Submit up to five poems. All poetry submissions must include authorís name. Please submit poems as one attachment only.
  • Art and Photography: submit as a JPEG file with a 300 dpi resolution.
  • Submissions are by email only: please save your documents and submit as an Attachment, in MS Word Document (1997-2003, Windows XP), with a subject line reading: Submissions/(Your Last Name). Email your submission to:

tumblewordsproject [AT] yahoo [DOT] com

or call Maria Miranda Maloney at (915) 261-8502 if you have any difficulty.

  • All submissions must include a recent authorís biography and contact information on a separate page within the document.
  • Simultaneous submissions will be considered. If your work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us immediately and provide information for proper attribution.
  • Prose and poetry will not be rejected on the basis of theme or genre. We seek work with strong images, strong emotions and thoughts.
  • No restriction on form or style, but we discourage poetry with excessive experimentation of line breaks, fonts and typefaces.