MIND'S EYE PUBLICATIONS™ is a purveyor of Speculative Literature and Illustration across the several genres of the High Imagination: ADVENTURE, DETECTION & MYSTERY, FANTASY, HORROR & THE SUPERNATURAL, and SCIENCE FICTION.

In addition to the semi-annual compendium, JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature, covering the five genres noted above in each pentapartite edition, MIND'S EYE publishes the works of individual authors and poets and themed anthologies and collections in all of the Speculative Genres.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 100 submissions have been received.

There are established Call Dates for JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature.  

The  Call for the Vernal Equinox issue each year will be made on 1 February  (Imbolc), with the cut-off on the last day of February. The Call for the  Autumnal Equinox issue will be made on 1 August (Lammas), with the  cut-off on the last day of August. Quotas for maximum number of entries  are set for each of the five genres covered in this semi-annual journal:  Horror & the Supernatural, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Detection  & Mystery, and Adventure (note: the quota levels for these genres  are here listed in descending number of submissions needed to fill the  quota and close off further submissions). The  cut-off for submissions will likely be reached PRIOR TO the posted  final date for submissions—based upon prior rates and quantities of  submissions.

JOURN-E  seeks short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and illustration in these  several genres. Each issue also contains public domain "classics" in  every genre.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH OUR SUBMITTABLE.COM SITE

 BASIC FORMATTING for BOTH FICTION AND NON-FICTION PROSE:

  •  The  top left of page 1 of your digitally submitted document (.docx, .doc,  .rtf, or .odt file) should contain—at the top left—YOUR CONTACT  INFORMATION, inclusive of name, address, email, and any other contact  information you wish to provide. 
  •  The  WORD COUNT for your document (excluding title, by-line, and any  epigraph) should be given at the top right corner of page one.
  •  The document should be set in Times Roman or Times New Roman, 12-point.
  •  1" MARGINS ALL AROUND 
  •  Except  for your contact information on the top left of page one, which may be  single spaced, ALL OF THE TEXT SHOULD BE DOUBLE SPACED. 
  •  DO  NOT tab indent paragraphs. DO NOT use your space bar for pargraph  indents. Use the Ruler Bar of your word processor to set a small margin  (at least one pica, at most one quarter of an inch) 
  •  In any references/footnoting: Show TITLES of long works (novels, novellas, full-length films, symphonies, works that contain shorter works within, etc.) IN ITALICS; show titles of short works (short stories, poems, essays, chapters, etc.) "IN QUOTES."
  •  Show breaks in the piece of prose (if any) by THREE CENTERED ASTERISKS ( * * * ) [star space star space star].
  •  Minimum and Maximum WORD COUNTS for prose fiction and non-fiction prose will be announced in each Call for Submissions.

BASIC FORMATTING for POETRY SUBMISSIONS:

  •  SINGLE-SPACE POETRY with any indents clearly set in the submitted document.
  •  Submissions  of "PROSE POEMS" will be considered poetry, BUT will be transformed to  poetic line count by the formula: Total # of Syllables/10, thus  approximating iambic pentameter line lengths.
  •  Maximum and Minimum LINE COUNTS for poetry will be announced in each Call for Submissions.
  •  Both formal, traditional, metered and/or rhymed verse AND free verse are welcome for submission 

ALL ILLUSTRATIONS, ART, or PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK must be submitted in 300 dpi resolution (whether color or black and white).

IMPORTANT NOTE: At the end of the scroll of any text document submitted INCLUDE A BIOGRAPHICAL "BLURB" and/or credits (publications, awards, contests, etc). This should be completed IN ADDITION TO (copy and paste) in the SUBMISSION FORM in the box requesting 3 items of info: Name as you wish it to appear in priint, 2) PayPal email address, and 3) Biographical Blurb.

In the case of SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATIONS: Submitters should send biographical blurbs in an email to: fcoffman@comcast.net 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ACCEPTANCES and PAY RATES for JOURN-E

(NOTE:  ONLY ONE (1) Submission per genre/per category may be submitted by any  single submitter. This DOES NOT MEAN that a single submitter cannot  submit one  submission in each of different genres and categories:

Beginning with JOURN-E vol. 3, no. 1, Vernal Equinox 2024, the following maximums for content published will apply:

  •  No more than three selections of Short Fiction in each of the five genre 
  •  No more than five selections of Poetry in each of the five genres 
  •  No more than two selections of a Non-Fiction Article or Review in each of the five genres
  •  No  more than two Illustrations in each of the five genres, with the caveat  that the aggregate of half-page and full page accepted illustrations is  no more than two-and-one-half pages.

PAY RATES:

  •  1/4  cent per word for accepted FICTION and NON-FICTION, BUT with a MINIMUM  of  $7.50 and a MAXIMUM of $15.00. Word Counts for Fiction should be  from 1500 to 6000 words. Word Counts for Non-Fiction should be from 1000  to 5000 words.
  •  $5.00 for accepted Poems of fewer than 14 lines; $10.00 for poems of 14 lines or more, with a MAXIMUM of 100 lines.
     
  •  $7.50 for accepted Half-Page Illustrations; $15.00 for accepted Full-Page Illustrations; or for a full page of Cartoon Cells. 

NOTE: These Pay Rates will be higher IF AND ONLY IF

REVENUES on JOURN-E and ANTHOLOG Y sales warrant it.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE THROUGH MIND'S EYE PUBLICATIONS

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