CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

With the intention of promoting experimental (both in theme and language) works of literature, the River Bird Magazine currently accepts submissions in the following genres of literature, and evaluative essays/criticism: POETRY, DRAMA (SHORT PLAYS), PROSE, ESSAY and INTERVIEW respectively. All the genres and topical areas will be assessed differently, based on their respective traditional forms, thematic concerns, and the specialty of our unbiased editors. Concerning our submission rules to be followed by the interested submitters, the following paragraphs explain them, based on the nature of each genre, and our wide scope of interest. Therefore, writers who are willing to submit their works to our magazine (for consideration) must adhere to the following genre-based guidelines; else, any submission that goes contrary to this will be deleted without any responsive feedback.

POETRY

• Submitters are to send only their original unpublished works. This means that even though we consider poems, which have previously been published on personal social media timelines, any work that has initially been published in print or online journals, anthologies or compilation will be deleted without any feed-back email.

• Submission is internationally opened to any English writing poet. Poetry written in other languages will be considered, as long as it will be submitted with an English translation. If needed, glossary of the non-English words should be scribbled below the poem in which they are employed (unless if this is a stylistic employment).

• Submitters of the poetry genre should be informed that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. That is, poems that are in the process of consideration elsewhere.

• Even with the further proliferation in the literary world, we do not demand any submission fee.

• All poems should be typed and arranged in a single word document attached to your submission email (each poem must be on a fresh page). As for the arrangement, submissions should be styled in a standard 12-point font (Times New Roman for instance).

• We entertain disparate poetic styles; be it traditional or experimental, as long as the submissions are well composed and the subjects of discourse are poetically insightful.

• As for love poems, the tendency of the editors accepting them is palpably low. There are substantial reasons to believe that we are not against considering such poems as they are not less intriguing, but it is acutely based on the fact that we receive high volume of them.

• Send a maximum of five poems. Unequivocally, we will be extremely selective.

• All poems must be well structured: it is important that all entries should be capitalized appropriately, and submitters should not forget to start their poems on the left margin of the page.

• While your poem(s) is attached to your email, it should be noted that your name (as you would want it to appear on our magazine) should be written in the subject section of your email, and the body of your entry should include the title of your poem(s).

• Each submission must include a short bio of not more than 150 words at the final part of the word document (attached to the mail entry).

• Lastly, all poetry submissions should be sent to poetry@riverbirdmag.com

SHORT STORY (FICTION/NON-FICTION)

• Submitters are to send only their original Stories (fiction/non-fiction). This means that even though we consider works, which have previously been published on personal social media timelines, any story that has initially been published in print or online journals, anthologies or compilation will be deleted without any feed-back email.

• Submission is internationally opened to any English short story writer. Short stories written in other languages will be considered, as long as it will be submitted with an English translation. If needed, glossary of the non-English words should be scribbled below the poem in which they are employed.

• Submitters of the short story genre should be informed that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. That is, works that are in the process of consideration elsewhere.

• Even with the further proliferation in the literary world, we do not demand any submission fee.

• All stories in a submission (if more than one), should be typed and arranged in a single word document attached to your submission email. As for the arrangement, submissions should be styled in a standard 12-point font (Times New Roman for instance).

• It should be known to the submitters that they can only submit three maximum numbers of stories, and each of them must be between 500 to 3000 word counts.

• While your story (ies) is attached to your email, it should be noted that your name (as you would want it to appear on our magazine after consideration) should be written in the subject section of your email, and the body of your entry should include the title of your story (ies).

• At the end part of your word document (attached to the mail entry), each submission must include a short bio of not more than 150 words.

• Lastly, all submissions in this category should be sent to story@riverbirdmag.com

ESSAYS

• Evaluative criticism has been the primary method of interpreting art, and armouring literature of the global world. In this sense, The River Bird Magazine accepts friendly experimental essays that discuss critical works of art such as; MUSIC, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, LITERATURE, PAINTING.

• Essayists are to send only their original works (essays and reviews). This means that even though we consider works, which have previously been published on personal social media timelines, any essay that has initially been published in print or online journals, anthologies or compilation will be deleted without any feed-back email.

• Essayists in all parts of the world can send their works for consideration, as long as their essays are written in the English language.

• Submitters, who are willing to submit their essays, should be informed that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. That is, works that are in the process of consideration elsewhere.

• Even with the further proliferation in the literary world, we do not demand any submission fee.

• All essays in a submission (if more than one) should be typed and arranged in a single word document attached to your submission email. As for the arrangement, submissions should be styled in a standard 12-point font (Times New Roman for instance).

• It should be known to the submitters that they can only submit three maximum numbers of essays, and each of them must be between 500 to 3000 word counts.

• While your essay (s) is attached to your email, it should be noted that your name (as you would want it to appear on our magazine after consideration) should be written in the subject section of your email, and the body of your entry should include the title of your essay (s).

•In other to prevent plagiarism on our on our magazine (both online and pint), we advise that all external intellectual phrases, sentences and paragraphs that are employed in each essay should be appropriately cited, using any existing citational format.

• At the end part of your word document (attached to the mail entry), each submission must include a short bio of not more than 150 words.

• Lastly, all submissions in this category should be sent to essay@riverbirdmag.com

SHORT PLAYS

• Submitters are to send only their original Stories (fiction/non-fiction). This means that even though we consider works, which have previously been published on personal social media timelines, any story that has initially been published in print or online journals, anthologies or compilation will be deleted without any feed-back email.

• Submission is internationally opened to any English playwright. Plays written in other languages will be considered, as long as it will be submitted with an English translation. If needed, glossary of the non-English words should be scribbled below the work in which they are employed.

• Submitters of this genre should be informed that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. That is, works that are in the process of consideration elsewhere.

• Even with the further proliferation in the literary world, we do not demand any submission fee.

• All short plays (if more than one), should be typed and arranged in a single word document attached to your submission email. As for the arrangement, submissions should be styled in a standard 12-point font (Times New Roman for instance).

• It should be known to the submitters of this genre that each play to be submitted must not be more than two acts.

• While your play (s) is attached to your email, it should be noted that your name (as you would want it to appear on our magazine after consideration) should be written in the subject section of your email, and the body of your entry should include the title of your work (s).

• We entertain disparate thematic employments, as long as they are relevant to our global world, and the subjects of discourse are dramatically insightful.

Every plays to be submitted must be a completed play, not a serialized part of a larger play.

• At the end part of your word document (attached to the mail entry), each submission must include a short bio of not more than 150 words.

•All submissions should have the maximum numbers of eight characters.

• Lastly, all submissions in this category should be sent to drama@riverbirdmag.com