Submit Your Work to Really System

Submissions for Issue Twelve (weird special issue!) (Fall 2016) are open until September 30, 2016.

Guidelines

Before you submit, please read an issue or two to get a sense of the type of work we are looking for.

***Issue Twelve (weird special issue!) (Fall 2016) guidelines:

We are currently accepting submissions (until September 30) for our Fall 2016 issue to be released in October. This is an issue that will feature non-textual (whatever that means!) work, so please submit only images, videos, vispo, gifs, erasures, found poems, macros, memes, sounds, or other work that is NOT just words on a page (for an example of what "words on a page" means to us, please see every previous Really System issue).

Submissions are accepted .pdf, .gif, .jpg, .mp3 and other formats (email editor@reallysystem.org if submittable will not accept your file.)

Submitted work must not have been previously published elsewhere.

No cover letter is necessary, but you can included a note, if necessary, in the Submittable form. If your work is accepted we will be in touch for an up-to-date biographical note near the time of publication.

Submit only once per reading period. If your work has recently appeared in Really System, wait an issue or two before submitting again.

Simultaneous submissions are just fine, so long as you notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. If you need to withdraw only a poem or two from a submission, email editor@reallysystem.org rather than withdrawing the submission from Submittable.

Please click here to submit your work via Submittable.

***These are the regular, non Issue Twelve guidelines: Submissions should be no more than 10 pages. Please use an easily legible serif font. Submissions are accepted .doc, docx, .rtf, and .pdf formats.

Submitted work must not have been previously published elsewhere.

No cover letter is necessary, but you can include a note, if necessary, in the Submittable form. If your work is accepted we will be in touch for an up-to-date biographical note near the time of publication.

Submit only once per reading period. If your work has recently appeared in Really System, wait an issue or two before submitting again.

Simultaneous submissions are just fine, so long as you notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. If you need to withdraw only a poem or two from a submission, email editor@reallysystem.org rather than withdrawing the submission from Submittable.

Rights-wise, we only ask that you grant us first-time serial rights to publish your poems on the Internet, that we be able to archive that work with the issue it appears in, and that you give us permission to include your work in our experimentation (indexing/frequency analysis/visualization/part-of-speech tagging/etc.) with our archived issues in RS_Lab Wait, what?!. Before we include any work in our print annual, we will contact you for permission & you'll receive a copy when it's published.

Really System does not pay contributors.

If you have questions, please contact Patrick at editor@reallysystem.org

Please click here to submit your work via Submittable.

Patrick Williams, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

























*Maybe this sounds weird; if we accept your work and you are uncomfortable with that, we can talk. What's most important to us is that you retain the rights to your work and that you are comfortable with how it is represented in Really System. Back to top