Permafrost Magazine is now accepting submissions.
Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter print issue as well as a spring online issue, both of which feature compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. In Alaska, our unique environment shapes our perspective, but Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.
Regular submissions for the print edition are read between September 1 and December 15. All pieces receive three independent readings from our staff of volunteer readers, all of whom are graduate students or faculty in the English Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The average turn-around for regular submissions is approximately three months.
If your submission arrives after our December 15 deadline, it will then be considered for the May online edition. The deadline for submissions to the online edition is April 15.
You can submit by mail or online here: http://permafrostmag.submishmash.com. Please note that we are charging a $3 fee for submitting online, which is comparable to the cost of postage and mailing materials and helps offset some of the journal’s expenses.
To submit by mail, send to:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of English
P.O. Box 755720
Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640
ALWAYS ENCLOSE AN SASE.
Your work will not be returned or responded to without one.
Contributors will receive one copy of the issue in which their work appears. Additional copies can be purchased at the reduced price of $5.
Email submissions will not be read.
PROSE (FICTION AND NON-FICTION): Typed and double-spaced with author’s name, address, phone, and email at the top of page one, with each page after numbered with name at top. We welcome prose submissions of less than 8,000 words (more if it’s really great). Notify us if you’d like your manuscript returned. Always include an SASE.
POETRY: Typed with author’s name, address, phone, and email at the top of each page. Poetry does NOT need to be double spaced; please submit it as you would like it to appear. Poems of more than one page should have the author’s last name, along with page number, at the top of each following pages. No length maximums, as we like the idea of publishing something truly epic. Please do not submit more than five poems at once. Include an SASE.
ARTWORK: Photographs, drawings, cover art, etc. will be considered.
Don’t be discouraged if your first submission is not accepted, and please specify if your submission is simultaneous.Permafrost also sponsors literary contests for fiction and poetry.