At Defunkt, we’re a biannual magazine, publishing two stunning volumes of work a year. In between our general reading periods, we are launching mini reading periods designed to focus on theme specific work. You can find information on our general and themed books for 2022 below and their entry periods.

General Submissions:

 

Volume 10: our first issue of the year dedicated to showcasing the best of the best. Payment will be distributed based on profits from book sales. Reading period opens: Jan 3rd - March 31

Volume 11: our second issue of the year dedicated to showcasing the best of the best. Payment will be distributed to contributors based on profits from book sales. Reading period opens: TBA

 

Mini Reading Series:

BODIES: a special issue dedicated to our bodies. Accepting poetry, fiction, and art. Payment will be distributed to contributors based on profits from book sales and tip jar donations.

Reading period opens: June 1st - July 31st

 

Important Notes:

Starting with Volume 10, we will begin paying contributors with profits from book sales and tip jar donations from our followers. Since this is our first time implementing this strategy, we don't have any hard numbers yet, but we hope you are as excited as we are!

Please note that Defunkt Magazine requires First Serial Rights on all submissions/all mediums and that all published works may be considered for our annually printed anthology, Pushcart nominations, and Best of the Net.

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Submission Guidelines

Fiction & CNF

  • 4,000-word maximum. No minimum.

  • Double-spaced. 12 pt. font size. Times New Roman.

  • Please include a 100 word or less bio with your submission.

  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw your piece if it is accepted elsewhere.

  • Submit a docx. format

  • One submission per author per section. Please await a reply prior to resubmitting.

Poetry

  • Written or Performance Videos

  • ​3-6 poems not exceeding 10 pages

  • 12pt Times New Roman font

  • We are interested in all types of poetry, so please send whatever you feel is your best.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately when a piece from your submission is accepted elsewhere.

  • Please include a third-person biography or artist’s statement that is a maximum of 100 words.

  • We do not accept multiple submissions within one section, but you may submit to different sections.

  • Please utilize Word or PDF.

  • No minimum.

  • Performance videos should be 10 minutes or less.

  • ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE VIA YOUTUBE LINK EMBEDDED/HYPERLINKED IN A DOCUMENT FORMAT.

Art & Video

  • Art, Visual, Performance/Film

  • ​Please utilize JPEG with a minimum resolution of 300 PSI via attachment.

  • 5 piece maximum per entry.

  • Different mediums should be submitted separately: i.e. visual submissions should not be submitted alongside a video submission--but in their own separate submission.

  • Non-poetic performance or short film videos should be 10 minutes or less.

  • ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE VIA YOUTUBE LINK HYPERLINKED IN A PDF OR WORD DOCUMENT.

  • Please send a max 170-word description/commentary on the inspiration for your video piece!

Music

  • Music submissions accepted via Soundcloud, Spotify, or via an attached MP3 or MP4 file. If utilizing a link please submit via a hyperlink in an uploaded PDF or Word document.

  • 5 piece maximum per entry.

  • ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE VIA YOUTUBE LINK HYPERLINKED IN A PDF OR WORD DOCUMENT.

  • Please send a max 100-word description/commentary on the inspiration for your video piece!

Frequently asked questions

How does your volume launch work?


In 2022, we will begin a new volume launch process. In order to start paying contributors, we will be releasing the printed Volumes a month in advance. The profits gained from book orders will be split amongst the contributors for the Volume. One month after the Volume has launched, we will upload a PDF version of the book online for everyone to access at no cost.




Do you pay contributors?


We want to pay contributors starting in 2022. In order to do so, we will be encouraging readers to purchase our books as the profits from the end of sales will be split amongst the contributors. Since this is our first year implementing this strategy, we don’t have any hard numbers on what contributors can expect to make, but we hope you’re as excited as we are about this!




Are you guys looking for more readers?


We could always use more help! Fill out the contact form on our CONTACT page to join our team!




Do you accept simultaneous submissions?


Yes, we do but please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere!