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Riot Ghoul RVA

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Fiction

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Review

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Riot Ghoul RVA latest issue

ESPECIALLY IN NEED OF ART RN!! zine focused on current events in richmond, virginia, america, and the world. (but mostly richmond.) also about poetry and rage and pandering to the woke mob. leftist. seeking articles, poetry, art, flash, rants, rambles, whatever.

Highlights

  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    3-6 Weeks *
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    75% *
    Editor reported data

PaysYes

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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

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  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Romance, Science Fiction, wtf idk

Payment: $

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 10

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Romance, Science Fiction, wtf idk

Payment: $

we don’t publish a lot of fiction, but who knows! i’m open to anything! if you think it would fit with the themes, go for it!

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 10

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $

write your touching testimonies about gay bars and your rages against your republican governor and your wistfulness for fully automated gay space communism, i’ll take it all

Nonfiction - 500 words max

Max words: 10

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $

write your touching testimonies about gay bars and your rages against your republican governor and your wistfulness for fully automated gay space communism, i’ll take it all

Poetry

Max lines: 75

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $

i probably won’t accept 3 poems from one writer (unless they’re short), but feel free to send a few in for me to take a looksie at.

Hybrid

Max words: 10

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $

to be honest i am still not sure what ‘hybrid’ even means

Review

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

sure, if you think it fits. review queer media and bipoc movies and random vhs tapes you found at the thrift. review other zines, review the new york times. review bands and albums. riot ghoul is an entirely vibes based zine. i will truly publish anything in these pages. i make this in my bedroom by cutting and pasting onto printer paper. come on.

Interview

Max words: 500

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

i really like doing interviews and will probably be the one writing them for most issues but hey, if you do one and want to send it over to me, i’ll publish it. less work for me that issue! interview your mom about when she was at stonewall. interview your neighbor about their punk band with 2 followers. interview your local food not bombs coordinator. interview someone who put a little library on their front lawn. interview someone actually famous. it’s all good.

Art

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $

i don’t know how to describe what kind of art we need. look at old punk zines and past issues of riot ghoul and gauge aesthetic, but also send anything. i’ll pay cover artists $20.

Photography

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $

i don’t know what kind of photography you’d send, but feel free to send it, i wanna see it.

Humor

Max words: 50

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

hell, you can send in random comedy pieces, but i’m gonna give you a constraint: it has to be making fun of the mcu. at least for the fall issue. and i love the mcu. it doesn’t love me. we have a love-hate relationship. enter something here about how the mcu is an example of capitalism murdering art by turning it into an assembly line. tie it back to andy warhol there. idk.

Play

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

i guess? but it has to fit on like, two pieces of printer paper.

Comics

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

sure. have fun with it.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    you don’t need a cover letter. just say hi and tell me your pronouns. if you want to have a bio, let me know and type it up for me. also if you can, i’d like your instagram so i can follow and tag you.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    if writing, take a google doc. got it? now turn it landscape and split it into two columns. your work should be in 11 pt font courier new. that’s how the zine is printed — each column = roughly one page, so it just helps me gauge the length of your work.

  • Author's rights

    i would be insane to tell you to never publish one of these pieces again when i have like, 500 instagram followers, what the hell. send me whatever, even previously published pieces, as long as you are actually allowed to send me those previously published pieces and i won’t get sued or whatever for publishing them. also, i might put your piece on instagram. i’ll tag.

  • Additional info

    make sure to look at the instagram @riotghoulrva to gauge an understanding of aesthetic and vibes and etc you will see the instagram is a little dead, that’s due to the aforementioned hiatus. don’t worry about it. i’m working on it.

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Average response time

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Average acceptance rate

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Fastest response time

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riot ghoul rva was started in early 2023 as a response to riot grrrl, queercore, and the creator’s rage at the global slide into fascism. after a brief hiatus (aforementioned creator was busy graduating high school), riot ghoul is returning as a quarterly publication. we’d like to see articles conce...

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2023

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