Magazine Name: The Rusty Nail
Editors Name: Craig A. Hart
Print publication?: Yes
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Approx. Response Time?: 2-4 Weeks
How often do you publish?: Monthly
Year Founded?: 2012
Do you take online submissions?: Yes
Information about your publication: “The Rusty Nail” is a literary magazine whose goal is to join the growing community of Internet-based English types who not only love literature and the written word, but are enamored with the future of both. We believe that the Internet has given authors and poets the opportunity to share and get recognition for their work without having to sell their soul to The Man. This preserves artistic dignity and lets the reader see the writer?s thoughts and soul without the often numbing influence of industry ?professionals.?
What type of submissions are you looking for?: We accept a wide range of material, although we typically reject gratuitous sex, violence, and overtly religious themes. Of course, what constitutes “gratuitous” or “overt” is a matter of opinion, so feel free to send what you’ve got and we’ll take a look to see if it meets our current needs. There are no length restrictions on poetry. You may submit up to 3 poems at a time. All poems should be included in the same document. We are looking for: Literary Poetry, Prose Poetry, and Vignette Poetry – ?slice of life.? We are not looking for: Rhyming, Teenage Angst, and Suicidal. There is no minimum word count for prose, but we do ask that it be kept below 5,000 words. You may submit 1 piece at a time. We accept both short stories and flash fiction. What We Are Looking For: Literary Fiction – of all types, Mystery/Crime, Suspense/Thriller, Horror – not too hardcore, but you can make us squirm a little bit.What We Sometimes Accept: SciFi/Fantasy, Western, Erotica – not too hardcore, think more R-rated, Romance – should have a strong plot, Creative Non-Fiction – should still preserve a fiction format and feel. What We Are Not Looking For: Hardcore Erotica, Hardcore Horror, Self-Promoting Material – book reviews, stories that feature one?s own work.
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