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S U B M I S S I O N  G U I D E L I N E S

  • We welcome submissions November through February. 

  • Please send submissions to submit@compajournal.com with the most appropriate genre and author’s full name in the subject line (e.g. Poetry_Etheridge Knight). 

  • Include a cover letter in the body of the email. 

  • Word or PDF attachments only. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission promptly if accepted elsewhere. 

  • We do not accept multiple submissions or previously published material. 

  • Interviews are conducted in-house. At present, we do not accept unsolicited interviews.

  • At present, we do not accept work in translation. 

  • For poetry, send up to six poems—one poem per page—in a single document. 

  • For fiction and creative nonfiction, send one story or essay at a time. No maximum or minimum word count. 

  • For cross-genre literature, send all manner of hard-to-categorize work. No maximum or minimum word count. 

  • For critical prose, we’d love to feature craft essays, artist manifestos, criticism, reviews, essays on film, music, visual art, poetics or writing praxis/pedagogy, etc. No maximum or minimum word count. 

  • We are excited to feature short comics in future issues. Feel free to give us a shot. 

  • At present, we cannot offer monetary payment for accepted work.