Submission Guidelines

MANDATORY GUIDELINES

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A BRIEF, THIRD PERSON BIOGRAPHY AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHETHER OR NOT YOUR SUBMISSION IS AN ESSAY OR FICTION 

We have a newly mandated soft word count. Minimum amount of words can be 200, the maximum can be 2,000. Please thoroughly proof and edit your work prior to submitting to us. All essays and fiction must follow MLA formatting. Preferred font: Times New Roman, 12pt., double-spaced. Please consider using 150% zoom in the Microsoft Office View feature.

Please note: we retain first electronic rights and non-exclusive rights. We ask that you credit “originally published on Chicago Literati” as an epitaph above your short story or essay if it’s published in a different magazine.

We do accept simultaneous submissions and reprints, but please inform us.We accept unsolicited submissions but only through our Submittable account. All submissions must include a brief, succinctly written third-person biography at the foot of said submission or included in the cover letter.

Submissions should not be sent to our Gmail account.


Submissions for THE DAILY FLASH are always open. THE DAILY FLASH doubles as a tax deductible gift and specialty flash fiction and flash column series. Submissions must be a minimum of 200 words and must not exceed 800 words. We do not take micro-fiction (e.g., “for sale: baby shoes, never worn”). Please follow MLA formatting and proofread your work prior to submitting.


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Keenan Dailey (c) 2017 

THE AFROFUTURISM ISSUE

MARCH 17TH-APRIL 30TH, 2017

Starting March 17th and ending April 30th we’ll be reading submissions for our first ever Afrofuturism issue!

What is Afrofuturism?

“Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of black people, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.” (Wikipedia)

We had a special art contest to find this issue’s cover. The cover, “Calliope”, was designed by the brilliant graphic design artist, Keenan Dailey. Keenan’s art will be on display in our online gallery throughout the issue.

What kind of submissions will we be accepting?

Essays (2,000 word maximum) 
Short Fiction (2,000 word maximum) 
Poetry (2-3 poems each) 

Make sure you adhere to our submission guidelines and be sure to include a brief third-person bio about yourself at the foot of your submission or in the body of your cover letter.


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