General Submission Guidelines
All work(s) should be submitted through Submittable with either Garamond or Times New Roman 12pt. Font. Please look below to see if the section(s) you are submitting to have specific guidelines. We have the right to refuse the right to read your work if submitted otherwise.
As a Magazine, we do not tolerate and reserve the right to reject or not to respond to work that contains racism, homophobia, violent themes, etc. content.
Please include content warnings for any sensitive material after the title of your piece or by messaging us directly. If you do not know if it should have a trigger warning or not, put it in there anyway. It can only help.
All our zine are all online only. Our regular Winter and Summer issues are print & online.
We accept up to 3 unpublished poems ( a non-English work & its English translation count as one poem submission)
We accept up to 2 unpublished short fiction piece (up to 5,000 words or 10-15 pgs)
Note: Fiction pieces longer than 15 pages or 3,750 words will only be reviewed until December 11th.
Chaotic Merge also does not publish novel excerpts.
All submissions must be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and must not exceed 5,000 words.
We accept up to 2 unpublished short Nonfiction pieces (up to 5,000 words or 10-15 pgs)
All submissions must be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and must not exceed 15 pages.
We accept up to 3 unpublished flash fiction.
All submissions must be double spaced with 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond font.
Art/ photographs/ illustrations
We accept up to 5 unpublished art/photographs/ illustrations.
Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.
We accept up to 2 unpublished Screenplay or Play (up to 10 pages)
We accept up to 2 short films (no more than 20 min in length)
What is your response time?
Our response time is from 2 weeks to 1 months for zines and 1 month – 3 months for Print Issues. If you haven’t received word back from us by then, you may send us a query to our email firstname.lastname@example.org or through submittable. Please remember we are doing the best we can to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Do you publish already published work?
Chaotic Merge Magazine publishes only unpublished work, unless we ourselves request for them. By submitting your work, you affirm that you are the sole author and maintain all rights for your work. By submitting your work, you authorize Chaotic Merge Magazine to publish your work in both its e-journal, online platforms, and print.
Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
While we accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us on our email (email@example.com) or through submittable immediately to withdraw your work once it has been accepted elsewhere.
Do you pay your contributors?
We will now be offering a small $3-$5 payment for each work(s) accepted. Currently, that is the best we can do for our writers, and we are working on improving this amount in the future. Also, all works will be considered and nominated for The Pushcart Prize.
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