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Submission Guidelines

Loquacious Placemat is seeking material a little bit left of center. We are looking for the odd little stories that fall between the preciousness of traditional literary magazines and the raging avant garde tendencies of old school 'zines. Some of our favorite authors include Tom Robbins, Mark Leyner, Joyce Carol Oates, Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph Heller, Charles Bukowski and David Foster Wallace.

Because the 'Mat is utilizing the broadsheet format, space is limited. We are looking for material in the following categories and word limits:

Flash Fiction (approx. 1000 words)
Manifestos (approx. 1000 words)
Poetry (within reason)

The one that may require som explanation is the call for Manifestos. The Art Manifesto has a storied history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. It is an opportunity to put forth a set of ideals for your vision of the world (or at the very least art's place in the world). There can be manifestos for movements or for individuals, and Loquacious Placemat is open to either. So if you've got something to say (in approximately a thousand words or less), type it up and send it in. We would like to have several manifestos per year.

We also plan to serialize some longer works once the magazine has a few issues under its belt and has established a distinctive voice. If you have something in the 3000 word range that you think will fit the bill, that's great! Let us get to know you through a flash piece first and then we can discuss future possibilities.

Since we are a freely and publicly distributed publication, we will have to decline pieces with excessive profanity, graphic violence or sexual content. This may change in the future as we explore interest in a possible black-bordered edition for more exclusively adult venues; but, for now, we're going to be erring on the side of caution.

Loquacious Placemat requests Non-Exclusive Worldwide Print and Electronic Rights to work appearing in the magazine.

Loquacious Placemat is currently a non-paying market. The plan is to change this in the very near future, but no one is going to get rich off of this particular endeavor.

Submissions to Loquacious Placemat should be copy and pasted into the body of an email and sent to: TwistedThistleProductions{at}gmail\dot/com.

Please include a brief biography in the email. While we will only be able to include a byline and (optional) URL in the actual .pdf/print edition, we do have a contributor's information section on the site with links and bios.