Monday, June 16, 2008

How to submit your work to me

How to submit your work for New Contrast

June 15th, 2008 by Hugh

I only accept electronic submissions unless you have a very good reason for sending me paper. A very good reason would be that you are in prison.

Otherwise, send me your work as an email attachment to The attachment must be one of three types of document: DOC (Microsoft Word and other programs), RTF (any word processor), TXT (any PC).

If the document is more than a page long, number the pages. Print your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and a brief bio on the first page. Your name must appear on every page.

Spell and grammar check your document - any English grammar is acceptable (UK, US, SA etc.). If there is a form you want to use that is a spelling or grammar mistake, justify it as a note to me - I will be sympathetic.

Send no more than six poems or one prose work at a time, no more than twice a year. Each piece of work must be in a separate document. You can zip all the documents and send as a single attachment.

Be patient: I work alone and will look at your work as quickly as I can. Do not enquire more than once a month. Please.

Enjoy your writing and I will enjoy reading it.