Xi Draconis Magazine is an upcoming monthly ezine that seeks to publish short stories, personal and lyric essays, and poetry dedicated to social justice issues. The first issue will be released April 2019. To understand the quality of work we’re looking for, check out our Mission Statement, our Podcast and Videos, and our Author Interviews. Also, consider ordering a book from our Publications page. They’re free to everyone!

Submission information follows.

Magazine Submission Status
The submission period for the April issue closes on February 28th.

Genres
We accept submissions in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. (We’re also looking for book reviews for the magazine and for our email newsletter; check out guidelines here.) We seek to publish several short stories, essays, and poems per month, along with visual art to accompany each piece.

Short Stories
We accept both traditional and experimental short stories, including flash fiction, short shorts, long shorts, etc. Submit single stories up to 10,000 words in length or up to three pieces of flash fiction up to 300 words in length.

Essays
We accept traditional long form essays, lyric essays, and other experimental forms. Submit single essays up to 10,000 words in length or up to three short lyric essays.

Poetry
Submit three to five poems in any style, metric, free, or otherwise.

Visual Art
We seek visual artwork to accompany the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that we publish. Style and content of accepted works will vary greatly and will depend both on the editor’s and authors’ tastes.

Formatting
Submit all manuscripts in a twelve-point, legible font with double-spaced leading. (Do not double-space poetry submissions.) Send all submissions attached as a Word document to xidraconissubmit@gmail.com. Include “magazine submission: title, genre” in the subject line.

For fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, please include, in the body of your email, a 100-word overview of the subject, theme, and (if applicable) plot of your submission. The overview is extremely important, so please don’t forget to include one.

Submit visual artwork as a jpg or png attachment with a resolution of at least 300ppi to xidraconissubmit@gmail.com. Please include “magazine submission: visual artwork” in the subject line.

Response times vary, though give us at least six weeks before we respond.

Simultaneous Submissions
We do accept simultaneous submissions. In fact, we think it’s crazy when a press doesn’t. If you’ve submitted work to us and it gets accepted elsewhere, congrats. Just send the editor an email at xidraconisbooks@gmail.com. Include “simultaneous submission” in the subject line.

Compensation
We hope to be able offer magazine contributors compensation in the future, but we cannot do so at this time.

Author Rights, Terms, and Conditions
Check these out here.

We look forward to seeing your work.