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Guidelines

"We seek work that is adventurous and test the border of art and structure. Don’t be afraid to mess with everything you have ever learned in your lives. We write to have fun!"

"We seek work that is adventurous and test the border of art and structure. Don’t be afraid to mess with everything you have ever learned in your lives. We write to have fun!"

Vibe

Send us your best but less intimidating

Response Time

14-90 days / 29 days

Acceptance Rate

35% / 0%

  • Payment

    Yes: $3-$5

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    No

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    Yes

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

7 genres

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2

All submissions MUST be double spaced in 12pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or similar fonts. Works that do not abide by this will be rejected....

Flash Fiction

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

All submissions MUST be double spaced in 12pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or similar fonts. Works that do not abide by this will be rejected....

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

All submissions must be 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and submitted on one file not exceeding 10 pages. Please title each individual poe...

Art

Max pieces: 5

Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.

Photography

Max pieces: 5

Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.

Play

Max pieces: 2

Video

Max pieces: 2

We accept up to 2 short films (no more than 20 min in length)

Fiction

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2

All submissions MUST be double spaced in 12pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or similar fonts. Works that do not abide by this will be rejected....

Flash Fiction

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

All submissions MUST be double spaced in 12pt Times New Roman, Garamond, or similar fonts. Works that do not abide by this will be rejected....

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

All submissions must be 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and submitted on one file not exceeding 10 pages. Please title each individual poe...

Art

Max pieces: 5

Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.

Photography

Max pieces: 5

Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.

Play

Max pieces: 2

Video

Max pieces: 2

We accept up to 2 short films (no more than 20 min in length)

Statistics

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Track submission

49

Total submissions tracked

29 days

Average response time

35% / 0%

Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

60 days

Slowest response time

How to submit

Process

All work(s) should be submitted through Submittable with either Garamond or Times New Roman 12pt. Font. We have the right to refuse the right to read your work if submitted otherwise. Disclaimer: As a Magazine, we do not tolerate and reserve the right to reject or not to respond to work that contains racism, homophobia, violent themes, etc. content.

Cover letters

This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirements

Formatting

All work(s) should be submitted through Submittable with either Garamond or Times New Roman 12pt. Font. Please look below to see if the section(s) you are submitting to have specific guidelines. We have the right to refuse the right to read your work if submitted otherwise. CONTENT WARNINGS: Please include content warnings for any sensitive material after the title of your piece or by messaging us directly. If you do not know if it should have a trigger warning or not, put it in there anyway. It can only help. NOTE: All our zines are all online only. Our regular Winter and Summer issues are print & online.

Rights for published work

By submitting your work, you affirm that you are the sole author and maintain all rights for your work. By submitting your work, you authorize Chaotic Merge Magazine to publish your work in both its e-journal, online platforms, and print.

Additional info

Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Available both in print and online Pays! $3-$5 Have pop-up submission windows with a fast response

About the Magazine

Founded in 2020 | United States

Chaotic Merge is a literary magazine that is home to obscure and honest work from the new and rising artists around the world. When choosing the name of this magazine, we wanted to find a name that included the diverse voice we search for and capture the beauty of an artist’s thought process. We thought these two went hand in hand. When an artist’s mind is clouded with so many thoughts, they might want to capture it. At first, it might seem messy, even chaotic, but when playing with structure and balance, it can become something beautiful. We believe this idea with the community too. If we put all our diverse and different stories together, we can create a knowledgeable and authentic portrayal of our world, creating a beautiful Chaotic Merge.

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Jasmine Ferrufino

Editor-in-Chief

Britt Trachtenberg

Managing Poetry Editor

Sarah Lawless

Poetry Editor

Ayla Marsden

Poetry Editor

Kirry Kaufer

Poetry Editor

Lassiter Jamison

Fiction Editor