Please only send one packet per submission period.
For example, folks can only send 3 poems at a time. If you send in a packet of 3 poems in July and you are rejected for this packet, you cannot resubmit until our next submission period. Please see our general submissions page for our submission period calendar.
Please check FAQ for content guidelines.
Submissions are open on an alternating schedule as follows:
July 2020 - open
August 2020 - closed
September 2020 - open
Work submitted during a month when we are closed will not be considered.
OPTIONAL THEMES FOR JULY 2020 SUBMISSIONS:
Poetry - Space
Creative Writing - New Beginnings
Art - Rest
For poetry submissions only, please submit your work to . Please address your poetry submissions to our Poetry Editor, Kathy Mak.
For creative writing submissions only (such as flash fiction, essays, letters, prose, and or reviews), please submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address your submissions to Morgan Russell, the Creative Writing Editor.
For art submissions, (such as photography or mixed media), please submit your work to . Please address your submissions to Hailey Saga, the Art Editor.
Accepted work will be published online on the Marías at Sampaguitas website. Please only submit original work, unpublished elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; however, please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time.
Please label the subject line of your email: GENERAL SUBMISSION - TYPE OF SUBMISSION - NAME
(EX: GENERAL SUBMISSION - POETRY - FIRST LAST.)
We do not condone plagiarism. If the work is an “after” or response piece, please make it clear in the body of the email.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.
Please send your email request to our Interview Editor, Nazli Karabıyıkoğlu at , and please copy . In the body, please introduce yourself and how an interview would benefit you. Please also describe your craft (e.g. fiction writer, poet, photographer, etc.) and provide either links to a portfolio/website or attached Word Docs/PDFs of your work.
Please include any social media handles within the short, third-person author bio.
Please do not submit your work as a PDF. Please send as either a Word .doc or Google .doc.
Please send no more than three poems. Please submit poetry as a Word .doc or Google .doc with the name of the poem as the title of the .doc. Please state how many poems are attached to the email in the body of the email. Please include a short, third-person bio and any social media handles you wish to provide.
Letters & Prose / Flash Fiction
Please send no more than two pieces. Please do not let word count exceed 1,500 words. Please submit the piece as a Word .doc or Google .doc with the name of the piece as the title of the .doc. Please state how many pieces are attached to the email in the body of the email. Please include a short, third-person bio and any social media handles you wish to provide.
Essays / Reviews
Please send no more than one essay/review at a time. If you are interested in sending multiple reviews, please withhold from submitting the second essay/review until after you’ve received a response regarding the first review. Please do not let word count exceed 1,500 words. Please submit the essay/review as a Word .doc or Google .doc with the name of the review as the title of the .doc. Please include a short, third-person bio and any social media handles you wish to provide. (Reviews may be on the following: novel, poetry, chapbook, poem, short story, song, instrumental, band, singer/songwriter, movie, show, episode, etc. We are open to the possibilities.)
Please send no more than five photos at one time. Please include a warning in the body of the email if there is sensitive material in your photography. Please submit the photos as separate, named attachments, if the photos have titles. Please include a short, third-person bio and any social media handles you wish to provide.
*Mixed media can be a blend of any mediums, whether it's photography, graphic design, paint, and or digital. Please email Hailey (they/them) if you have questions about your submission: email@example.com.