Strangers & Karma accepts submissions of short stories, poetry, and visual art. While artists may submit what they wish, we encourage submissions to carry rich undertones of sarcasm, constructive confrontations, and when appropriate the proper use of irony… puncuation… and spelling.
Once a submission is accepted, Karma’s editors will review and discuss with the artist what the piece means. Then, the artist and managing editor discuss grammatical edits as well as cohesion and flow. Once finalized and approved by the artist, the submission is posted to strangersandkarma.com, provided the following metrics are followed:
- keep it clean; hate speech, rants, overly disparaging or defamatory language and imagery will result in submission termination
- no plagiarism of any kind; all submissions are checked prior to posting
- submit work and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What We Want
Strangers & Karma is looking to build an organic readership while providing an outlet for writers to contribute their work. We want to remove typical publishing struggles such as queries and following specific topics or genres. This journal was created to give reprieve from these painstaking endeavors as well as engage artists we love and promote their work.
Strangers & Karma is strictly a not-for-profit online arts journal. Payments are calculated according to our running budget and the individual submission’s editing needs. All staff are paid per submission, and we pay all artists for accepted submissions prior to posting. We only publish when we have the budget to do so; we keep the process fluid with soft deadlines. So far, this practice has given us some truly meaningful connections.
Self Promotion & Bio
Each artist is encouraged to include a short bio and plug work and/or social media (@) at the end of the submission, within the same document to ensure it’s properly applied to the post.
Approvals & Turnaround
Submissions are published within two weeks of the finalized piece, unless the work is part of a larger scope, as with anthologies and collaborations.
Writers must send all approvals via email.
Short Story Submissions
Below are selections authored by Karma Contributor, Anthony Coleman, to give the writers an idea of creative freedoms, but the submission may be any body of work not exceeding 4K words.
Media & Other Visual Aid for Written Submissions
Include licensed media and/or one’s own artwork within the submission as desired, with proper credentials listed within the submission. Karma will assist the writer in sourcing licensed media if such needs are indicated during the submission process.
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