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The editors at Loveliest have decided to move from literary magazine to women’s journal. However, we wish to sustain the initial texture sought after in our opening year. From this point on, we will be looking for memoir pieces by women that read with the polished intimacies of a diary. We aim to create a platform for women that promotes empathy and emboldens creativity. We will be looking for essays, photography, art, poetry, and interviews. We will also still consider fiction, but note that only one fiction piece will be published per issue. If you wish to submit to any of these categories, please read our guidelines below and email us at editors@loveliestmag.com, subject: Submission|“Category”. Please be aware that we WILL NOT consider previously published pieces. All submissions should be attached to the email (NOT sent in the body) as a .pdf, .doc, or .docx file. Please use the body of the email as a space for your cover letter. On each document please list your name, email address, and the word count of the piece.

Guidelines

Memoir
The editors at Loveliest are looking for strong memoir pieces of no more than 8,000 words discussing the inner sanctums of the female experience as it coincides with her exterior life. We are interested in almost any subgenre from travel to career to home to family, etc. as long as it is honest, prosaic, and ruminative. Please submit no more than one piece per issue.

Poetry
Loveliest editors are interested in inventive poetry by women that regard the female experience as both individual and collective events. If you need a more specific idea of whether your work is right for us take a look at our past issues, which feature incredible poetic insights by imaginatively perceptive women. Please submit no more than three poems at a time, and send them all in the same document.

Photography/Art
For photography and art submissions, the editors are interested in publishing pieces as photo essays and art collections by one photographer and artist per issue. Each issue will comprise a theme, which is why this is necessary. The photographer and artist chosen for each issue will be asked to give an interview for our blog discussing the photo essay/art collection as it pertains to that issue. We are looking for work that reflects the female experience in a respectful, thought-provoking way. Please submit no more than 10 attachments for consideration per issue.

Fiction
Now that we are transferring a majority of our focus onto women’s stories we will only be accepting one fiction story per issue. With that being said, we still desire the short story to feature women in all aspects of their daily lives. Because we will only be accepting one story we have decided to raise the word limit to between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Please do not submit shorter pieces. We hope to publish stories that use every word to excavate the foundation of femininity in all its forms, and encourage you to submit pieces that are powerful, stimulating, and intimate. Do not submit more than one story per issue.

Interviews
If you are interested in submitting an interview for one of our issues, please send in either an article or Q&A format of no more than 10,000 words. Be sure to also include the photographer’s/artist’s name for any contributive work so that we may attribute proper credit to them. We are interested in interviews featuring women who are in business for themselves or work with a privately owned company, as we aim to promote small businesses/creative work led by female proprietors.

Other Articles
If you are interested in submitting an article outside of one of these genres, please query us with your ideas. If we feel like it would be a good fit for the issue, we will definitely consider working with you. But please make sure that is aligned with our current mission for promoting women’s creative work and business ventures.

Note:
Understand that we are unable to pay at this time for any work that is published in Loveliest.

Upcoming Themes
Summer 2016:
Escape
{deadline: May 31}

{Our deadline for Art & Photography has been extended to June 24th.}

Winter 2016:
Rebirth
{deadline: October 31}

Themes Note:
This is to give you a general idea of the issues we want to put together in the coming year. Please only use these themes as a guide for considering what to submit to us. Even if your work seems the least related to these words we may believe it fits perfectly.

Appendix:
If you have had work published by us in the past, please wait one year before submitting to us again.

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