Submission Guidelines

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  •  We accept submissions in the categories of poetry, short fiction, hybrid genre, lyric essays, book reviews, visual art, and multimedia creations (such as visual poetry collaborations).  Glint closed to submissions for issue 12 on April 2021. However, due to unforeseen pandemic-related challenges, we’re behind schedule. Most submissions have been distributed to the editorial board, but the editor does not expect to be able to respond until July 2021 (assuming that she has found a new place to live by then). We do plan to publish the annual issue in December as we usually do. If your work is accepted in the meantime, you can send a withdrawal to glintsubmissions at 
  • The subject line of your e-mail should include your name followed by the title(s) in your submission as well as the genre: poetry, fiction, visual art, nonfiction, hybrid genre. Prose poetry and flash fiction are usually considered with work that is identified as hybrid in nature. We make this distinction in order to direct these submissions to editorial board members who are most experienced with texts that defy traditional genre expectations.
  • If you are submitting multiple items (poems, images, flash fiction), you can list multiple titles, shortening the long ones in the subject line. Example: Willie Wordsworth “Tintern Abbey,” “Lucy Gray,” “Strange Fits,”  “Fish-Women” Poetry.
  • Please do not submit more than six poems or 25 pages of prose at a time. Visual artists may submit up to six images.
  • You may send submissions in more than one genre. However, you should not send multiple submission batches in a single genre before we have had time to respond to the first batch. 
  • Glint accepts attachments in doc, docx, rtf, odt; jpg or png is preferred for visual submissions. However, multimedia creations are also welcomed (mp3s and video files), and we don’t mind simultaneous submissions so long as we’re notified if work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please direct poetry, hybrid genre, and visual art to Brenda Mann Hammack. Address fiction and non-fiction submissions to Sonya C. Brown.  If you are sending a recent publication for possible review, send to Dr. Brenda Mann Hammack; Department of English; Fayetteville State University; 1200 Murchison Road; Fayetteville NC 28301.
  • Though we do prefer word-based submissions that have not been published before, we will occasionally consider reprinting work, especially poems that are included as part of a submitted series. We are willing to publish visual images that have been published in other venues. Please query the editor if you have any questions regarding these guidelines. 
  • All rights will revert to the creators following publication, though we would like to be acknowledged should the work be reprinted at a later date.
  • Glint is an annual publication. We do not receive funding; therefore, we only publish electronically and we can not afford to offer monetary payment. All staff serve on a voluntary basis.
  • Most of our final decisions are made in late spring/early summer as many members of our editorial board are faculty members, serving at different institutions of higher learning.
  • The journal typically publishes in December with status updates being posted on Glint‘s Facebook site as we near the release date.
  • Contributors who do not participate in social media are encouraged to query the editor about publication status.