Call for Submissions

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

General Information

Turnpike Magazine is focused on diverging from the norm by theme and voice. While all submissions will be reviewed, special consideration will be granted to pieces that explore positivity, gratitude, and other uplifting themes, as well as pieces written by underrepresented voices.

Submissions are taken on a rolling basis. However, we are currently accepting submissions for our November issue, and the deadline is October 31st at 11:59PM!

Diversity Statement

Turnpike Magazine greatly values diversity, and affirms that all writers and artists will be valued regardless of race, creed, sex, gender, pronouns, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other identity group. Harmful behavior and language will not be tolerated.


HOW TO SUBMIT:

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Send an email to turnpikemagazine@gmail.com with the subject, “Your Name, Your Genre (Poetry/Creative Nonfiction/Fiction) Submission.” (Ex: “Jane Doe, Poetry Submission”)

Attach a single word document (.docx) with your submission piece(s) to the email with your publishing name as the file name. (Ex: “Jane Doe”)

Additionally, include the following information in your email:

  • Author’s publishing name
  • Pronouns, in the form of “She/Her,” “He/His,” “They/Them,” “Ze/Zir,” “She/They,” “He/They,” or other pronouns.
  • Brief author bio
    • 1-2 sentences
    • Written in third person
  • Title of piece(s)
  • Genre of piece(s)

Note: Do NOT include this information within your submission document. Include this information in your email.

Poetry

  • Up to five poems –and
  • Up to 8 pages of text

Creative Nonfiction

  • Up to 2,000 words –or
  • Up to 5 full pages

Fiction

  • Up to 2,000 words –or
  • Up to 5 full pages

Visual Art

Send an email to turnpikemagazine@gmail.com with the subject, “Your Name, Art Submission.” (Ex: “Jane Doe, Art Submission”)

Attach image(s) (.jpeg) of your selected piece(s) to the email with your publishing name as the file name(s). (Ex: “Jane Doe 1” “Jane Doe 2” Etc.)

Additionally, include the following information in your email:

  • Artist’s publishing name
  • Pronouns, in the form of “She/Her,” “He/His,” “They/Them,” “Ze/Zir,” “She/They,” “He/They,” or other pronouns.
  • Brief artist bio
    • 1-2 sentences
    • Written in third person
  • Title of piece(s)
  • Medium and dimensions of piece(s)
    • Not needed for digital photos

Note: Do NOT include this information within your submission document. Include this information in your email.

Any Visual Art

  • Up to 5 pieces –or
  • 5 images

EXAMPLE OF A PROPER SUBMISSION:

Please click here to view an example of a proper submission for Turnpike Magazine. Feel free to use this as a template for your own submission!


NOTE: Please visit our FAQ page for more information regarding Turnpike’s policy on reprints and simultaneous submissions.