IS YOUR WORK A GOOD FIT FOR CAROUSEL?

— We strongly recommend that you research the magazine carefully before you submit: read our latest issue! Sample copies may be ordered HERE

— Additionally, please take a moment to add your email address to our electronic mailing list — you will receive approximately one email per month keeping you informed about events, calls, and general CAROUSEL news. Remember, should you wish to unsubscribe from this list, you can easily do so at any time.


2016 SUBMISSION DEADLINES

— Jan 15 + Aug 31 (Blackout Period: Jan 16 - Jun 30)


SUBMITTING and RESPONSE TIMES

— Our current deadline is Aug 31/16. New submissions are curated by our editorial committees from Sep to May. Note that you can expect a response 4-6 months after the latest submission deadline has passed, not from the date you submit your work.

— THE BEST TIME TO SUBMIT is early Aug or early Dec; your package will get put into our workflow immediately — this will give you the quickest response time. Good move!

— DO NOT SUBMIT from Jan 16 to Jun 30; during this black-out period, in anything arrives in our submission box, your poor lonely package will sit untouched until our Fall meetings begin — and from there it'll take another 4-6 months for a response, as listed above. Bad move.


PAYMENTS TO AUTHORS

— Every accepted written contributor will receive an honorarium upon publication according to the following updated 2016 Fee ScheduleFiction: 1-4 pgs: $55 / 5+ pgs: $100; Poetry: $20 per work (paid in CDN currency) — and will further receive a 2-issue subscription to CAROUSEL comprised of one complimentary copy of the issue in which they appear, as well as one complimentary copy of the next printed issue of the magazine.

— We also offer published contributors additional copies of the issue in which they appear at extremely discounted rates for a 3 month period after publication date.

 

RIGHTS

1. CAROUSEL reserves the First North American serial rights and the non-exclusive rights to reprint and/or electronically publish any materials that appear in the magazine, including subsequent use on promotional materials related to the magazine and/or its events
2. We also ask for credit to CAROUSEL for any future reprints on all published works
3. Copyrights remain with the author or artist


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS POLICY

— We allow simultaneous submissions; please indicate in your cover letter if we are viewing works simultaneously submitted to other outlets, and if you do place work elsewhere, do let us know immediately!


SUBMISSION FEES (and how to avoid them)

— Non-Subscribers are asked to submit their work through the Non-Subscribers 'Fiction' or 'Poetry' options — note that there is a $3.25 Processing Fee for submissions by Non-Subscribers. We impose this small but necessary fee for an entire submission to a single deadline to cover some of the costs associated with processing submissions sent for consideration electronically. By accepting electronic submissions we've eliminated the need for you to spend money on printing and postage in the preparation of your submission. However, our group editorial process still requires that we print out hard copies of every submission we evaluate to look over collectively at group meetings. This modest fee allows us to prep your work for these meetings; it's a basic reality which takes both time and money to facilitate at our end. Thanks in advance for understanding.

If you DON'T want to pay a Processing Fee, you have 3 choices:


1) SUBSCRIBE TODAY and submit your work all year long! Support literary journals: we help contribute to the richness of today's creative community Every new, renewed or gift subscription to CAROUSEL makes this special project more sustainable. Subscribe to our fine journal NOW for as little as $17 HERE — and as a thank-you for supporting our hard work, we'll waive the processing fees for an entire year whenever you submit electronically. If you are a subscriber in good standing, simply submit for free all year long, through the 'Current Subscriber' options below.

2) BUY ONE ISSUE and submit your work to a single Deadline: We understand that writers struggle just like journals do, and sometimes a subscription seems like too big of an investment — buy one copy of CAROUSEL now for as little as $10 HERE and we'll waive the processing fee when you submit electronically to our latest Deadline. Buy an issue, then submit for free through the 'Single Issue/Single Deadline' options below.

3) MAIL IT IN: Alternatively, you can choose to go old school … hard copy submissions mailed in to our editorial address are never charged a fee, so feel free to send it to us on paper; please DO NOT include an SASE: we do not provide surface mail responses; we only respond by email, so include your email address even if you choose to submit a physical package. Mail to: CAROUSEL (Editorial Dept) / c/o UC 274 / University of Guelph / Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 / Canada


A NOTE ON COMMUNICATING

— Be sure to provide us with your primary email address and full mailing address. Make sure that your name and email appear on every page of work that you submit in your electronic document. Finally, in the "Title" section of the submission include your name and your email address — rather than the title of your submission — using the following format: "JohnSmith_jsmith@email.com".



WAIT! Want to support our fine journal and avoid submission fees? Subscribe NOW

Or, continue on — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 3-7 poems (please do not exceed this limit)
  • include all poems for consideration in a single document (note that each new piece in the document should be formatted to start on a separate page) — we repeat: do not send each poem as a separate file
  • preferred file format is .RTF, though we will accept .DOC and .PDF formats
  • we are interested in publishing all forms of poetry including traditional, formal, experimental and concrete; please note, however, that it is our position that poems written in free rhythm should not merely be prose chopped into shorter lines!


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!

Hello current CAROUSEL subscriber!

Submit for FREE all year long — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 3-7 poems (please do not exceed this limit)
  • include all poems for consideration in a single document (note that each new piece in the document should be formatted to start on a separate page) — we repeat: do not send each poem as a separate file
  • preferred file format is .RTF, though we will accept .DOC and .PDF formats
  • we are interested in publishing all forms of poetry including traditional, formal, experimental and concrete; please note, however, that it is our position that poems written in free rhythm should not merely be prose chopped into shorter lines!


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!

Hello, and thank you for purchasing an issue of CAROUSEL

Submit for FREE to ONE Deadline — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 3-7 poems (please do not exceed this limit)
  • include all poems for consideration in a single document (note that each new piece in the document should be formatted to start on a separate page) — we repeat: do not send each poem as a separate file
  • preferred file format is .RTF, though we will accept .DOC and .PDF formats
  • we are interested in publishing all forms of poetry including traditional, formal, experimental and concrete; please note, however, that it is our position that poems written in free rhythm should not merely be prose chopped into shorter lines!


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!

WAIT! Want to support our fine journal and avoid submission fees? Subscribe NOW

Or, continue on — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 1 story (under 3000 words) per submission period
  • preferred file format is .RTF, however we also accept .DOC and .PDF
  • in general, we are not interested in works that adhere to strict genre categories (sci-fi, fantasy or horror); we do not publish plays or scripts; we normally do not publish sections of novels (though we occasionally break this rule if the excerpt clearly functions as a self-contained, compelling piece of writing)


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!


Hello current CAROUSEL subscriber!

Submit for FREE all year long — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 1 story (under 3000 words) per submission period
  • preferred file format is .RTF, however we also accept .DOC and .PDF
  • in general, we are not interested in works that adhere to strict genre categories (sci-fi, fantasy or horror); we do not publish plays or scripts; we normally do not publish sections of novels (though we occasionally break this rule if the excerpt clearly functions as a self-contained, compelling piece of writing)


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!


Hello, and thank you for purchasing an issue of CAROUSEL

Submit for FREE to ONE Deadline — and please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • submit 1 story (under 3000 words) per submission period
  • preferred file format is .RTF, however we also accept .DOC and .PDF
  • in general, we are not interested in works that adhere to strict genre categories (sci-fi, fantasy or horror); we do not publish plays or scripts; we normally do not publish sections of novels (though we occasionally break this rule if the excerpt clearly functions as a self-contained, compelling piece of writing)


… Thanks for submitting and good luck in advance. We look forward to reading your work!