Literary Orphans

Magazine Name: Literary Orphans
Twitter: @LiteraryOrphans
Editors Name: Mike Joyce
Print publication?: No
Mailing Address:: ?
Circulation: ?
Submission Guidelines URL:
Approx. Response Time?: 7-10 days
How often do you publish?: bimonthly
Year Founded?: 2012
Do you take online submissions?: Yes
Information about your publication: Dear gentle, good-looking reader, Welcome. You may have arrived here scrolling the various online literary journals for a cheap fiction high. Or perhaps you are an aspiring writer looking for places to submit. Then again, it could be that you were forced here by use of a violent hyperlink from an associate that was either scrolling the various online lit journals or was an aspiring writer. In any case, you?re probably wondering what it is that we do here. We publish fiction. Short fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction. We put up art. We feature the occasional article that opens your eyes. What kind of fiction can you expect to read here? What kind of art will you see? That?s a tougher question. Some people read to escape. You may even have come here for that. But you won?t leave on any electronic flying carpets. The world we struggle to create on these binary pages is a world that will make you uncomfortable and reflective. The writing on Literary Orphans is a mood more than a style. It?s the nervous glances back at your apartment when you go for a walk without your cell phone. It?s the nostalgia you have for squeaking cassette tapes and Soviet ICBMs. It?s an analog dream in a digital era. The writing on Literary Orphans is an exorcism of the mind of its contributors, and reading the work here is putting up your fists and getting confrontational with solitude?solitude in a world where neon signs are out and LCD billboards are in, a world where you can?t think for following because everyone is doing all the thinking for you. Do you resent the fact that after you have a falling out with a friend you?re forced to remove them from the social media website you?re using just so you don?t have to see their toothsome, fucking face staring back at you every time they ?OMG! totes just ate a waffle?? Yeah. We feel you. Escape with us and the countless readers that we don?t keep track of with Google Analytics twice daily and 16 times on weekends (cough)?escape with us to a place where protagonists walk on bricks that look that awesome just because other people have walked on them for decades, not because someone with Photoshop thought it?d add atmosphere. The world of lit.orph is a constructed future of literary anachronism. We?re technophobic tech-addicts trying to make our own place in this information saturated world. Come stay with us.
What type of submissions are you looking for?: FICTION Literary Orphans has it?s roots as a short fiction and art magazine, and within that Derridean binary fiction comes first. Yeah. If we?re forced to pick sides we?d leave art on the Titanic but we?d still love it, too; really, and we?d have horribly bad nightmares while we spent a blissful life raising fiction up to be an astronaut. We accept all lengths of short fiction. We have a need for micro fiction, flash, and short stories. As long as it?s 5,000 words or under, send it over. Send as many pieces as you want, so long as they?re collectively under 5,000 words. That doesn?t mean we?ll accept them all. Just got one really great 250 word piece? Good! That?s even better, send it. If it?s longer than 5,000 words, query first. POETRY We?ve got a new sheriff in town, and Literary Orphans is proud to announce that when it comes to poetry we?re now, like, all legitimate and stuff. Shoot your poetry our way! We accept three pieces for consideration at a time. You can attach it or put it in the body of the e-mail. The only real requirement is that you specify this is a submission to Literary Orphans within the subject of your e-mail, as the editor receives submissions for other projects frequently. ARTWORK/PHOTOGRAPHY We want this. We want it a lot. We want it so bad, we accept stuff previously published that you still have the rights to. We?re attracted to dark things and beautiful failures. But sometimes nothing is more of a dark beauty than a summer day, so send us whatever you think will complement our verve. Each story contains a background image that serves as a visual setting, and then a foreground piece that serves to reflect on a specific object, character, or aspect of the story. As such, it is difficult to submit artwork to the magazine without providing a portfolio link for our selection. We are also open to showcasing particular art pieces, that have nothing to do with out stories. NONFICTION We accept queried submissions of creative-nonfiction that matches our aesthetic. Articles written with powerful prose about unique topics can find a place here. It?s not our main area, but it?s something we do. We?re especially interested in articles that examine geographical places within the western and nonwestern world. Same thing with interviews, if you have an interview, shoot it our way and we?ll take a look at it!
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