Twenty-two Twenty-eight accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction essays, visual art, music, and videos. Response times are usually one to three months. All submissions must be in English and must be previously unpublished except for videos and music. We accept simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that you promptly notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere. We suggest to all who submit that they read the most recent posts of a few of our categories to acquaint themselves with the material of Twenty-two Twenty-eight. Below are the submission guidelines for each specific category, formatting instructions, payment information, and other submission details.
From the National Archives, Ernest Hemingway writing at a campsite in Kenya circa 1953.
Fiction and non-fiction: short stories and a wide variety of non-fiction are welcome. No graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces. Word Count: 500-2000.
Poetry: please submit 5-7 poems unless very long, then 1-2 (you be the judge). No graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces. Please note that we accept poems as a set (i.e. we do not pay $30 for each poem).
Book review requests: if you would like us to review your book, please send us a quick synopsis of your book. If we decide to review it, we will ask you to send us a copy. We only accept digital copies. Please send it as a .pdf, .mobi, or .epub.
Visual art: please submit 6-10 images. They can be drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, craft, or digital art. Include a brief biography of yourself and a brief statement regarding your work. Also include info for each piece such as size, medium, etc. Photo of artist is optional. Note: please no graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces.
Video/music: please submit video or music via Youtube link. Also, include a brief bio and brief statement regarding video/music submitted. Music from all genres are welcome. Note: video can be a vlog, lecture, dance, or movie. We're very open-minded. Please keep length for video/music to 20 minutes or under. Note: please NO graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces.
With all submissions: every submission must include a brief bio. We strongly encourage that you provide a photo with your bio. Including a photo is optional except for music submissions. You may want to include in your bio any social media or business links. Please include contact information, including phone number and mailing address (so we can mail you your check if your piece has been accepted. We promise no spam and that all of your contact information will never be shared.)
Payment: we pay $30.00 for all accepted submissions. We pay either by check or by PayPal. For international submissions, we are only able to send money via PayPal.
Format requirements: for writing submissions, please submit your work in an attachment in a .docx or .pages file. For visual art submissions, please submit your images in a .jpg, .jpeg, or .png file. For video/music submissions, please put the URL link in the main body of the email.
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