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Submission Guidelines

To submit to Complete Sentence, please paste your work into the submission form at the bottom of the page. You can also email us your submission directly at completesentencelit@gmail.com. Please indicate what genre you are submitting to, and include a single-sentence third person bio. If you are submitting art or comics, please email as an attachment.

What are we looking for?

 

Fiction

We like the punchy and bizarre, the speculative, but also that throwback Kmart realism, anything that makes us cry, or laugh, or ideally, cry and laugh at the same time.

Nonfiction

Submit your single-sentence memoir, your lyric essay, your exploration of how experience and identity impact the way we move through the world.

Comics

Tell us a story, a joke, break our fucking heart. Single-panel, multi-panel? So long as there's only one sentence we're good. JPEGs work best–>attach all files to an email sent to completesentencelit@gmail.com

Art

Send us your cut-and-paste collages of cat pictures you printed out from the internet, your watercolors painted with spilled coffee, your photos of plastic bags caught in trees, rippling in the wind like ghosts.

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Incomplete Sentence (Special Submission Call--opens 1/5/2023) 

Disrupt the comfort we find in convention, refuse us the closure we crave. Submit your musings unmoored, your punctuation gone bananas, your story with no ending. Mark your submission "incomplete." We are still open for complete sentence submission during this time.

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Submit as much visual art as you like, but please send only one sentence at a time, and wait a month after hearing back from us to submit new writing—we have a very small team and this makes reading and selecting work for publication more manageable. We aim to respond to everyone within 3 months. If you haven't heard back in that time span, please email us.

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