Call for Submissions: Second Annual Cleveland Scene Fiction Issue


Scene is pleased to announce, with due pomp, its Second Annual Fiction Issue, slated for publication in late January / early February 2015. 

Last year, we solicited stories and excerpts from some of the region's preeminent talents — Dan Chaon, Alissa Nutting, Mary Doria Russell to name a few — and were thrilled to publish dynamite work from promising up-and-comers as well.  

This year, in an exciting twist, we'll be accepting submissions. Local writers (or writers formerly from the area) will be given deference in our selections.

Submissions should be made to me, Sam Allard, at [email protected] (with something like FICTION ISSUE SUBMISSION in the subject line). I'll be reviewing all manuscripts and making final selections with a panel of local writing celebs.

We're reasonably flexible on length, but due to print limitations, stories longer that 3,500 words will be a tough squeeze. Multiple submissions aren't exactly discouraged, but we're obviously looking for your most polished stuff.

No parameters whatsoever in terms of form and content.  

Scene will pay for all pieces published in the magazine. Submissions are due by December 15. 

(With a weekly print circulation of 40,000+, and more than 3 million monthly page views, Scene is the go-to resource for news, arts and entertainment in Northeast Ohio).   

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

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