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Starting 6/1/24, send us your best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction centered around sexual tension. This can include meet-cutes, everything leading up to the act, as well as issues surrounding gender, identity, and sexuality. We're not looking for erotica.

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Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Up to one week*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    7% *
    Editor reported data

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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

  • 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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Must be no longer than 6,000 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font, double spaced.

Poetry (Poetry - 5 poems max)

Max pieces: 5

Must contain no more than five poems. Poems can be single spaced, but please use Times New Roman 12 pt font.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Please include your name, preferred pronouns, and social media handles in your third person bio.

  • Eligibility


    At Tension, we strive to uplift marginalized voices, so LGBTQIA+ individuals and POC are encouraged to submit. ​

  • Formatting

    12 pt, Times New Roman, double spaced

  • Author's rights

    We request first rights to publish your work for 30 days after the issue comes out. After that, you are welcome to submit and publish your piece as you wish.

  • Additional info

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Submission calls

    Issue II: Sexual Tension

    Open

    Deadline: Jul 31, 2024

    Sexual Tension

    Starting 6/1/24, send us your best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction centered around sexual tension. This c

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About

Tension is at the center of all great writing. ​We are committed to publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that stirs, shocks, or surprises us. At Tension, we strive to uplift marginalized voices, so LGBTQIA+ individuals and POC are encouraged to submit. ​ Issue II: Sexual Tension will be pub...

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2024

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    Libby Feltis

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