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The Chimes

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

Poetry

Art

Photography

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Shorter University's student-produced literary magazine since 1879.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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

  • Accepts previously published

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    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

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

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Short stories and flash fiction

Nonfiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Poetry

Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 10

We’re all for creativity in form, but unique line spacing or indents may not appear as intended in the final publication due to possible formatting issues.

Art

Max pieces: 10

Photography

Max pieces: 10

How to submit

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    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Include a 50-100 word third-person bio in the field provided.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic groupYoung creators
    The Chimes accepts submissions from students, faculty, and alumni of Shorter University, as well as from undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university.

  • Formatting

    Double spaced prose. Poetry single spaced except for stanza breaks. Poetry: We’re all for creativity in form, but unique line spacing or indents may not appear as intended in the final publication due to possible formatting issues. All 12 pt Times New Roman. Attach writing in word documents and art in jpeg files; include titles.

  • Author's rights

    We withhold the right to reject any pieces submitted for publication that do not fit with the University’s mission (“Transforming Lives Through Christ”); therefore, pieces that contain crude themes or language may be rejected. The Chimes accepts submissions from students, faculty, and alumni of Shorter University, as well as from undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university. All submissions must be original; plagiarism, whether accidental or purposeful, is unacceptable.

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    The Chimes accepts submissions from students, faculty, and alumni of Shorter University, as well as from undergraduate students enrolled at any college or university.

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    Deadline: Nov 13, 2024

About

The Chimes first appeared as a four-page tabloid newspaper. Eventually, it became a pamphlet, and then a magazine. It contained poems, short stories, essays, and jokes, and in its early days, it contained news and “gossip” of the two societies. Sometime in the 1980s, interest in creative writing wan...

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Founded

1879

Country

US

thechimes.shorter.edu

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    Editor Tayla Vannelli avatar

    Tayla Vannelli

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Isabel Borgers avatar

    Isabel Borgers

    Assistant Editor

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    Emalyn Sharp

    Assistant Editor