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Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Poetry. 

2021 Theme “New Empire”

1000 words maximum, not including title and by-line. 

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 3 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page within the document. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Prose Poetry.” 

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee. 

Submissions open July 1.

Submissions close December 31.

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