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send us words – spurned zine

call for submissions

Gnashing Teeth Publishing is accepting submissions for our annual limited release hand-bound zine.  We are looking for poetry, micro fiction, and art which are the most petty, the completely vindictive, the poems about being spurned or giving the boot to someone else. Please read the guidelines. Use our Contact Form for any questions, but not for submissions.

TOPIC: “Spurned”

Poetry must be about the theme. Poems can be NO LONGER THAN 36 short lines long. Brevity is your friend. Use 12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial. Send up to 3 poems for consideration.

Micro fiction in less than 150 words? Why not? On the theme provided. Submit 1 piece in 12 point font.

We are seeking interior illustrations. This includes: watercolor, pen and ink, and other graphic illustrations. No photography, please. All art should be easily reproducible in black and white. Submissions of artwork should be formatted as .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, or .pdf.

Include a short bio, up to 40 words

Send us words and art to submission@gnashingteethpublishing.com Put SPURNED/YourName in the subject line. Any submissions sent through our contact form will be deleted without comment. Submissions are open through March 15, 2023. You will be notified by April 1, 2023, if your piece was selected for inclusion in the zine. If you do not hear from us, assume your piece was not selected. Do not query before May 1, 2023.

As this is a limited release, we are not offering author copies, just our eternal thanks. IF you choose to purchase a copy as an author, you may do so at a reduced price.

Statement of Inclusion

We are committed to including underrepresented voices. We encourage everyone to submit regardless of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, or national origin.

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