moonShine Submission Guidelines

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Our goal is to bring about understanding through art and writing by providing a venue for unique voices. We are interested in work that conveys an honest and individual perspective.  We consider work from anywhere, but preference is given to artists from the Southeast.  We strongly encourage you read the “About moonShine review” tab on this website before submitting.

We work on one issue at a time, and read submissions ONLY after the deadlines in the Spring and Fall. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1st and September 1st to be considered for that particular issue.  (Submissions are accepted year round but, again, only read following the deadlines.)

Prose and photography are judged anonymously, so it is MOST important you follow the guidelines below to give us the BEST opportunity to do so.  That means not including your name on the pieces and conforming to basic formatting standards, i.e., double space and indent first lines of paragraphs, do not use fancy fonts nor special letterhead.  We prefer Times New Roman, 12 point text.

Acceptances will be notified by email only.  Submissions will not be returned.

Email submissions are now our preference, but we do accept submissions via snail mail.

Email submissions should be sent to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com, and should still follow all of the guidelines listed below.  Please put in the BODY of your email the prerequisite information of Name, Contact Info, Bio, etc.

Snail mail (USPS) submissions should be mailed to:
MOONShine Press
Attn: Publisher Anne Hicks
1318 Saint Julien Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

 

Email questions to moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com.

PROSE GUIDELINES

We publish ONLY original, previously unpublished works of creative PROSE — which includes (but is not limited to) short fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction — on any and all themes.   If you are considering submitting “prose poetry,” please remember that it is prose with a capital “P” and poetry with a lowercase “p”we do NOT publish other types of poetry.

You may submit up to 4 pieces at one time. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words in length — 2,200 or less preferred, no minimum (this is new, so those submitting for Spring 2013 will be grandfathered under the old 3,500 limit).

Please double space and indent the first line of every paragraph. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE STORY ITSELF. Include a COVER PAGE with your bio and contact information, including your name, email, phone number, mailing address, and story title(s).  Note that an email address is REQUIRED for us to respond to you.

Please ALSO include the story title on every page of the piece and number the pages.

Payment is one complimentary copy of the issue.

PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

We feature ONE PHOTOGRAPHER PER ISSUE.  We require samples that highlight a VARIETY of subject matters, since we will choose photographs based on their fit with the individual stories in each issue.  The interior of the journal features black and white photography, and the cover is full color.  We can convert color photos to black and white (and prefer to).  Please note we do not accept “artistic” photography unless it can be accomplished at the camera stage.  Enhancements via a computer program, i.e., PhotoShop, should be minimal.  In other words, improving contrast and converting to black and white are acceptable enhancements, but applying an artistic filter is not.

NOTE: If accepted, photographers must be able to provide photos at 300 dpi, at least 4 x 6 in size for B&W inside, and 300 dpi and at least 9 x 12 for color cover.

To be considered, email at least 20 to 25 low resolution samples in .jpg format to Anne Hicks at moonshinereview@carolina.rr.com.  PLEASE include ALL of the following information in your email:

1.  Your name, phone, mailing address, and email (required)
2.  Your bio
3.  Confirmation that the photos can be provided in the higher resolution and sizes specified above

Payment is one complimentary copy of the issue.

Thank you for your attention to the above guidelines.

One thought on “moonShine Submission Guidelines

  1. Betty Watson says:

    Thank you very much for respo9nding to my e-mail, Anne. I will be sending you some stories.
    Cordially,
    Betty Watson

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