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Surging Tide Magazine

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Translation

Art

Photography

Audio

Wtf is genre, send anything

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Surging Tide is a BIPOC-led experimental literary journal publishing short form, long form, visuals, and interviews.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-4 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    23 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    6% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    7.14%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

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  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors

    5

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Send up to two pieces (e.g. flash, short story, etc.) up to 8000 words each. These should be double-spaced, in a standard 11 or 12 pt font, and attached as one .pdf.

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 2

Send up to two pieces (e.g. creative nonfiction, lyric essay, etc.) up to 8000 words each. These should be double-spaced, in a standard 11 or 12 pt font, and attached as one .pdf.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Send up to five poems in one .pdf. Poems of all forms and subject matter are welcome. Send visual poems in .jpg form.

Translation

Max pieces: 5

See Poetry and Prose guidelines. Please include both original and translated work, and make sure you have had translation rights secured.

Art

Max pieces: 5

Send up to five pieces as a .png, .jpeg, or .gif file. Include the medium, dimensions, and if applicable, the artist's statement in the cover letter.

Photography

Send up to five pieces as a .png, .jpeg, or .gif file. Include the medium, dimensions, and if applicable, the artist's statement in the cover letter.

Audio

Max pieces: 3

Send up to three audio files (compositions, covers, duets) in .mp3 or .wav form.

Wtf is genre, send anything

Send up to five pieces in one .pdf. Pieces of all forms and subject matter are welcome. Send visual pieces in .jpg form.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Include a cover letter with trigger warnings and a short 50-word third-person biography.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    pdf.

  • Author's rights

    Surging Tide reserves First North American Serial Rights, as well as rights to publish in any future anthologies. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

23 days

Average response time

7.14%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

69 days

Slowest response time

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    Always open

About

Since its inception, Surging Tide has featured or collaborated with nationally and internationally-recognized writers and artists. Our contributors have been featured in The Adroit Journal, The Atlantic, Catapult, Electric Literature, Poem-A-Day, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, and more. Check out o...

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Founded

2020

Country

CA

www.surgingtidemag.com

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    Editor Fiona Jin avatar

    Fiona Jin

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Arah Ko avatar

    Arah Ko

    Managing Editor

    Editor Kaydance Rice avatar

    Kaydance Rice

    Managing Editor