SUBMISSION

GUIDELINE

The Formula is a biannual literature magazine.

2021 S/S Submission is open NOW until June 30th

Theme: Goodbye 2020, hello 2021

Submit via email only. Please email your work to theformula00@gmail.com. Make sure to include your last name, first name, genre, and the title of your work as the email title & file name.

 ex) Kim, Victoria_Essay_Please Wear Your Masks

High school student creators only. We only accept submissions from current high school students. 

Cover letter. Please write a short cover letter including your name, age, and a third-person biography ready to be published alongside your work if accepted. You can mention your previous publications, fun facts about yourself, and any other information you want to share with us.

Unpublished work only. We only accept unpublished written pieces and artworks that have not been published, contracted to be published, or that are parts of a collection being prepared for future publication.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged! But let us know immediately if your submitted work is selected for publication elsewhere. 

Genre. If you have work that doesn’t fit into the below categories, choose the most appropriate and include a note—we’ll sort it out for you. Submit a maximum of three pieces across the three genres.

Format. Please attach your written work to the email as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file. We do not accept pdfs or shared Google Docs for the written submissions. Art submissions must be in .jpg,  .pdf, or .png, .wav, .mp4 format as an attachment in your email. 

We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you.

At this time, we are unable to compensate contributors.

Genre Guideline

Fiction & nonfiction

* Maximum word count of 5,000 words. Please include the word count in the header.
* Use a Times New Roman or Arial font, 12pt, and double-spaced.

Poetry

* No word limit, but please be reasonable.

* If you're submitting more than one work, please compile them into one document.

* Use a Times New Roman or Arial font, 12pt, and double-spaced.

Essay 

* You can submit a writing piece reflecting on the art, culture, history, or current event.

* Maximum word count of 5,000 words. Please include the word count in the header.

* Use a Times New Roman or Arial font, 12pt, and double-spaced.

Artwork

* Visual Art/Photography. That includes drawing, painting, printmaking, digital, and graphic design.

* All files submitted must be high-definition .jpg,  .pdf, or .png, .wav , or .mp4.

* If using graphic design, please make sure you have the legal rights to all the elements from the works.

* You can submit up to 10 works.