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Announcements - March 10, 2008 (jump to Guidelines)
Noneuclidean Cafe is open to any well-written short fiction. We are particularly attracted to literary uses of genre. Think of what Dostoevsky did with the mystery story in The Brothers Karamazov, or the science fiction writing of Stanislaw Lem. Think of the horror stories Kafka wrote. Please check out What We Are Looking For. For additional insights, you can also look at Suggested Reading and and our editor's blog, Slushpile Musings.
No minimum length. Maximum length: 6000 words. If you feel a longer story is a great fit for Noneuclidean Cafe, please query first.
Please submit the full text. Please do not submit more than one short story at one time, i.e., no multiple submissions.
We are also open to graphic fiction.
We are particularly fond of poetry written in formal meter, which still manages to achieve a naturalness of voice. However, we are open to any style, including experimental. For additional insights, you can check out What We Look for in Poetry and Working with Meter and Rhyme on our editor's blog.
Please submit poetry in sets of 3 to 5 poems, attached to a single email, in a single file. Please do not submit more than 5 poems at any one time. We normally look to publish multiple poems by a poet in the same issue, to give readers a sense of the poet's range. So while we will consider submissions of a single poem, it increases your chances of acceptance if you send multiple poems as part of the same submission.
Noneuclidean Cafe is looking to expand the articles we publish to include science writing. Pieces should be written for the general educated reader. Please query with your idea for the article, or submit full text. Please do not submit more than one article at one time.
Interviews and Book Reviews
If you would like to do an interview or book review for Noneuclidean Cafe, please send a query to with "Query" in the Subject line. We are looking for more book reviewers at this point.
If you would like a book to be considered for review, please email to arrange. Again, please include the word "Query" in the Subject line.
Noneuclidean Cafe is looking for photos to use for issue covers and to accompany pieces. Noneuclidean Cafe will also consider individual photos and sets of photos as stand-alone pieces. If you are interested in submitting photos, please query to , with "Query" in the Subject line.
Noneuclidean Cafe acquires Exclusive First Worldwide Web publication rights for 120 days after publication, as well as the non-exclusive right to archive the work on the Noneuclidean Cafe website, and the one-time non-exclusive right to anthologize the work in a print and/or electronic format. Copyright remains with the author. Noneuclidean Cafe requests that any work that is re-published elsewhere contain a "First published in Noneuclidean Cafe" acknowledgement.
The author represents that he/she fully owns the submitted work, and all characters used in the work.
Noneuclidean Cafe accepts no liability arising from the publication of any work submitted.
Submission to Noneuclidean Cafe constitutes acceptance of these terms.
Starting with our Fall, 2006 Issue (Volume 2, Issue 1), Noneuclidean Cafe will pay the following rates:
Our default method of payment is PayPal. However, since a number of writers have said in their cover letters that they won't use PayPal, we have added the option of making payments through an Amazon gift certificate.
We do not currently pay for Book Excerpts, Reprints, Photos or Interviews.
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