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GeneralRagazine accepts submissions of poetry, photography, reviews, interviews, art, travel stories, creative nonfiction, memoir, informed political commentary (no rants), current events, dance, entertainment, cartoons & illustrations, Letters to the Editor, and more. Obviously, we’re eclectic, and naturally, we’re looking for the highest quality work we can find. If you have an idea for a submission, but want some kind of affirmation, send a note with “QUERY” in the subject line to , to see if this is something that meets the intent. Carefully read the submission guidelines for each category below before querying or sending any submissions. Submissions that do not comply with guidelines may end up being shot into cyberspace. * Fiction/Nonfiction/Commentary, Reviews, et al: Double space between paragraphs. Do not indent paragraphs. Best to send using Times New Roman or Calibri, in either Word attachment or in body of email. * Poetry: We will try as we can to reproduce unusual formatting, but due to some limitations of WordPress, this may pose difficulties. * Photography & Art Work: Provide titles, medium, size, date, time, place/location, photo credits, and any other information relevant to the work. * If you do not send one, and if your work is accepted for publication, you will be asked for a short 3-4 sentence bio and a photograph (optional). * EBSCO Research Database is now including material from Ragazine.CC.
IN RELATION TO THE NATURAL WORLD …Ragazine’s creative nonfiction section brings together the kind of writing I like most: grounded, compelling first-person narration set in a concrete time and place that reflects thematically some way on the human relation to the natural world and the ways we’ve transformed that world, and in the process, transformed ourselves. Creative nonfiction is an expansive genre that spans narrative history, literary journalism, narrative nonfiction, the personal essay, memoir, and probably many other sub-categories I’m forgetting. The kind of writing I welcome you to submit to Ragazine should focus on the previously mentioned themes in some broad sense — what is the meaning of contemporary lives and, although they might seem to be detached from nature in our highly mediated, technologically-driven world of the hyper-real, how are they nonetheless grounded in that material reality that surrounds, supports, and enables us? We are looking for a CNF editor. If you’re interested, please contact Mike, email@example.com.
- Submit no more than one piece at a time; each submitted piece should be no more than 4,000 words, although most of what we publish falls in the 1,500 to 3,000 range. Allow 1-3 months for a response. Feel free to query after 3 months. Adherence to standard submission formatting is appreciated.
- We do not accept submissions via postal mail.
Guidelines for poetry submissions:Poetry Editor is Emily Vogel
- Except in special cases (determined by the editor) Ragazine does not accept poems previously published online or in print.
- Send poetry submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read: Poetry Submission. Poems should appear in the body of the e-mail, not as attachments.
- Include a brief biography, no more than three to four sentences.
- If the poem is over three pages in length, it may be sent in an attachment, but ask the editor first so she/he knows to expect it and can acknowledge your inquiry.
No more than three poems per submission.
No more than 4 submissions per year.
Poetry Book/Chapbook Reviews of 1 to 2 pages are welcomed. These can be sent in an attachment.
Ragazine is especially interested in translations. In such cases, the poem in its original language also should be included.
No websites. Ragazine will not accept poems from websites, blogs, facebook, etc.
Poetry Editor’s note:Poems accepted for Ragazine will appear over the next two to three issues, as the editor has received much good work that she wants to publish, but has room only for five or six poets max per issue. If you receive an acceptance, know the poem may appear in an issue three months to four months after the editor has accepted your work. It is not always for the very next issue. Do not think she has forgotten her promise to publish the poem. We update every six to eight weeks. If, after you’ve grown old and tired, you feel we are remiss in getting back to you, give a nudge.
Ragazine.cc does not pay contributors. We are a volunteer online publication operating under the aegis of Binghamton Imaginink, a 501c3 registered non-profit organization. It would be great if we had the funds to pay contributors, but until then the best we can do is share your work with an appreciative international audience, and say a heartfelt thanks for all you do.
Material that appears in Ragazine.cc is copyright the contributor, unless otherwise indicated. By submitting a work to Ragazine.cc, the contributor agrees that Ragazine.cc reserves first rights and the right for material to remain in our archives indefinitely. Published material may be used used in reference to previous issues, including works of art. All other rights revert to the contributor upon publication, including the right to re-publish elsewhere providing mention is made that the piece was previously or originally published in Ragazine.cc. If we publish something that has appeared elsewhere, we will credit that publication or venue, and we request the same courtesy from those who reference or quote material appearing in Ragazine.cc. All rights are similarly reserved by Ragazine.cc for material generated specifically for publication in Ragazine.cc by the Ragazine.cc staff.
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