Sugared Water reads April 1 - July 1 and October 1 - January 1.
(Special edition calls may appear independent of these dates.)
We request a brief cover letter with all submissions. This should include your name as you wish it to appear, contact information including email address and mailing address, and a brief bio (50 words or fewer), but please include no more than five publishing credits.
Optionally, tell us a little something interesting about you. Tell us who you love to read. It's helpful if the cover letter makes up the very first page of your submission document.
Please send us only your original works—no translations of other authors. We accept simultaneous submissions, of course. All work submitted to us must be previously unpublished.
Simultaneous Submissions are fine by us, but do let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere and needs to be withdrawn.
We request First North American Serial Rights. Your rights revert back to you, the author/artist, upon publication. For participation in our magazine, you will receive a contributor copy of the issue in which your work appears.
Ends on 10/1/2015
Please be sure to make a note of your genre when submitting via the jar!
$3 tip: This is simply a submission of your work with gratuity.
$12 tip: A tip + your choice of a back issue shipped to your door. Let us know which you'd like (in your cover letter), and we'll ship it to the address you provide.
$25 tip: A tip and a subscription of 2 issues, or an issue & one of Porkbelly Press' anthologies (let us know which you'd like!).
$35 tip: A tip and two issues of your choice plus a chapbook of your choice from Porkbelly Press' line of chapbooks: http://porkbellypress.wordpress.com/chapbooks/ Let us know which you'd like (in your cover letter), and we'll ship it to the address you provide.
We sometimes leave the jar open between regular reading periods, allowing for submissions slipped under our doors whilst we're huddled at the proofing table. So if the tip jar is the only option you see for submitting, and you're anti-fees, just remember that our regular reading periods come around twice a year (April 1 – July 1 and October 1 – January 1).
We can't wait to read your work!
Ends on 9/1/2015
Selecting this option does not alter chances of publication.
Be sure you select a price reflecting your location: $12 for US, $18 everywhere else.
Please note submission genre in your cover letter.