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By: Kadie Backlund


Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads is accepting general submissions for fiction, nonfiction, translations, essays, and poetry! Our magazine features pieces that explore diversity, migration, immigration, and diaspora. Silk Road publishes pieces showcasing the collision of cultures, social transformations, and that explore human dynamics.

Silk Road accepts submissions from everyone, from people with no previous published works to experienced writers. You may submit multiple pieces at a time but only one piece of work per genre. However, previously published works, even self-published or on the web, will not be considered and if your work is accepted elsewhere, please it timely. All submissions must have the author’s name, address, email address, and phone number on the front page. Submissions may be submitted via Submittable as a .doc file in 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with one inch margins and with each page numbered. Please wait six months before asking about your submission.

We’re all excited to read the latest pieces of work!

Call for Submissions: Asia

Call for Submissions Silk Road Review will be producing a special issue entitled ASIA.  We are interested in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction presenting an Asian or Asian-American perspective or work that explores an aspect of locations within Asia.  Writers of all backgrounds are welcome to contribute as long as the submission fits under the umbrella of ASIA.

Deadline to submit for the special issue: August 15, 2014

Prose can be no longer than 20 double-spaced pages in length.  No more than five poems per submission. Please write the word Asia in the comments box.

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Call for submissions: First chapters of novels

First page of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest. Archived at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

In honor of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Silk Road will begin accepting first chapters of novels for publication in the magazine.

Our editors would like to showcase first chapters that would pique a reader’s interest and get a great story rolling. We also want to encourage writers to keep going and finish that novel!

We will accept first chapters through May 1st, 2012, when our reading period ends.
Please follow the submission guidelines or we can’t consider your manuscript:

1. Submissions can be no longer than 15 pages in length. (Shorter is fine.)

2. No cover sheet.

3. One inch margins on all pages and double-spaced.

4. If your chapter is a prologue, please remember a prologue must for our purposes operate like a first chapter. It can’t be all set up. Something has to happen. (Do not send us a prologue and a chapter.)

5. The chapter need not be as self contained as a short story, but it should not operate solely as an introduction to your book. We need action and character development. We are looking for controlled prose, concrete details of landscape, vivid characters who come off the page and compel us to keep reading

6. Please do not send a previously published novel chapter, including one self published on the web.

7. We are not wild about pure genre fiction, but if you are walking the line between literary and genre fiction, then we are interested.

8. In our submission manager, please select the “first chapter” genre for the category in which you are submitting. The “fiction” category is for short stories only.

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