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Autofocus

Literary Magazine

Nonfiction

Flash CNF

Poetry

Hybrid

Fiction

207
0

We’re seeking personal essay, memoir, confessional poetry, curated journal/diary, curated letters/e-mail, hybrid explorations of the self, and any writing that makes art from your life.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 - 2 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    38 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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PaysNo

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Autofocus is a place for any form of artful autobiographical writing: personal essay, memoir, confessional poetry, journals & diaries, letters & e-mails, bits & pieces of each of these, or some other thing that makes art from your life.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Poetry

Max pieces: 1

Up to 8000 words. Autofocus is a place for any form of artful autobiographical writing: personal essay, memoir, confessional poetry, journals & diaries, letters & e-mails, bits & pieces of each of these, or some other thing that makes art from your life.

Hybrid

Autofocus is a place for any form of artful autobiographical writing: personal essay, memoir, confessional poetry, journals & diaries, letters & e-mails, bits & pieces of each of these, or some other thing that makes art from your life. Mixed media is welcome if you have permission to use or created it yourself.

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Since all autobiographical work—due to the nature of memory and self-perception—is in some way fictional, we do welcome autofiction.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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  • Author's rights

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  • Additional info

    Fast response

Tracker statistics

78

Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time

-

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

97 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 366 days

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Submission calls

    General

    Open

    Deadline: Mar 24, 2024

About

Autofocus is our online journal dedicated to artful autobiographical writing. It was founded in the fall of 2020. In September 2023, we will transition to publishing three issues a year: fall (September), themed (January), and summer (May). We will continue to publish weekly, as usual, through June/...

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Founded

2020

Country

US

www.autofocuslit.com

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    Editor Michael Wheaton avatar

    Michael Wheaton

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Sheila Mulrooney avatar

    Sheila Mulrooney

    Managing Editor

    Editor Brian Salmons avatar

    Brian Salmons

    Interviews and Reviews Editor

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    T.L. States

    Interviews and Reviews Editor