Submissions

General Guidelines

 — Please read the following guidelines below carefully before submitting your work. Manuscripts that are not submitted properly will not be considered for publication. 

— Please read our manifesto and the guidelines for the applicable category below before submitting your work to ensure that it is in keeping with the vision for this magazine.

— Issue No. 1 is slated for January, 2018. The submission deadline for this issue is December 1, 2017. Work submitted after this date may be considered for the following issue. 

— Please send your work via email to submissions@adversuspress.com as a PDF attachment. Text should be 12 point Times New Roman or similar serif font, double-spaced for fiction, single-spaced for poetry. Do not include your name or any other identifying information about yourself in the document or name of the document, as we prefer to read submissions blind.

— Include the category and title of your piece in the subject line of the email, as well as your name (Example: Short fiction — A Perfect Day for Bananafish — J.D. Salinger ).

— In the body of the email, include the word count of your piece, as well as any biographical details you would like the reader to know should your work be selected for publication.

— Please submit only work that has not previously been published (in print or on the internet, even on your personal blog), and work that is not currently under review for other publications.

— We are not a proofreading service. Please read and edit your work before submission.

— Please allow up to six weeks for a response, after which time, feel free to inquire as to the status of your piece.

— We are not currently a paying market, although we hope to be in the future.

— We have no tolerance for plagiarism, on which count you will be banned from all future submissions.

 

Poetry

— Please submit no more than 100 total lines, subdivided between no more than 5 poems. Longer work may be considered, but please inquire first at submissions@adversuspress.com.

— We accept formal, metered poetry. We have a strong editorial bias against
vers li
bre — with
its ( oft
n too edgy)
line breaks.

In other words, we do not accept free verse poetry. We also do not accept Haiku, and you’ll be hard-pressed to get us to spring for concrete poetry.

— We prefer Christian poetry. Please don’t take this to mean that we only want conversion narratives or hymns. We like many different genres of poetry. If you think your poetry connects to the Christian worldview, submit it.

— We would love Latin poetry and hymns in translation, provided that the translation is entirely your own. Submit your translation beside the original piece. Only the line count of your translation will be considered part of your 100 lines.

 

Non-fiction

—  Please submit non-fiction of no more than 1,200 words in length. Longer work may be considered, but please inquire first at submissions@adversuspress.com. Please inquire at the same address before sending book reviews.

— Essay topics should be broadly related to the creative process as a Christian and may discuss any medium, not just literature (i.e. visual arts, theater, music composition, architecture, etc.).

— We don’t mind first person, and third works, too. Second is right out.

— We do mind plagiarism (please see general guidelines above). Cite any sources as accurately as possible. We prefer footnotes and a works cited page.

 

Fiction

— We are currently accepting flash fiction and short fiction pieces.

— Flash fiction should be no more than 750 words. If your flash fiction exceeds 750 words, it must be submitted as short fiction instead.

— Short fiction should be no more than 7,500 words. Exceptional pieces of slightly longer length may be considered, but please inquire first at submissions@adversuspress.com.

— We prefer works that explore themes relating to the Christian worldview. (Please note that we are not looking for the next Left Behind. We hold that literature pertaining to the Christian worldview should exceed typical standards of quality, not jettison them in favor of gratuitous sinner’s prayer scenes and heavy-handed parables.) We are open to all genres of fiction, provided that your piece is well-executed, in keeping with the vision for this magazine, and follows the general guidelines found above.