Submission Guidelines

[Submission period closed until September 1.]

TINGE Magazine, Temple University’s online journal, seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The journal is edited by the graduate students of Temple’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

TINGE Magazine is published twice a year, in the Spring (May) and in the Fall (December). In general, our reading periods are from January 1 to March 1 for the Spring issue, and September 1 to November 1 for the Fall issue. We make every effort to respond to all submissions by, respectively, May and January.

We accept submissions only through Submittable. All submissions received by email or regular mail will be discarded. Sorry, but no exceptions. There are no fees to submit.

We do not have any specific aesthetic criteria, except to say that we seek pieces of exceptional literary quality, not genre work.

We prefer submissions in the following file formats, in order of preference: Microsoft Word (“.doc”), Rich Text Format (“.rtf”), and PDF (“.pdf”). Please add the proper file extension to the filename, which should be the title of the piece, e.g., “The Errand.doc.”

For the text, we prefer the font size to be 12 points. Cite your name and contact information on the top of the first page. Prose pieces should be double-spaced.

In the “Cover Letter or Bio” field, please write a short bio that lists previous publications and awards.

Please make only one submission to TINGE during each two-month reading period. Simultaneous submissions to other publications are permitted, but let us know immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. If you need to withdraw a submission, do so through Submittable.

We will not consider any material that has previously appeared anywhere in North America, in any form, in print or online (we acquire First North American Serial Rights). At this time, we cannot provide any honoraria for works that are selected.

We do allow submissions from people affiliated with Temple University, but cannot offer any special treatment. Note to Temple undergraduates: There is an excellent literary journal called HYPHEN published by the Department of English that features the work of Temple undergraduates. Please submit your work to HYPHEN rather than to TINGE.

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