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WE ARE NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR .print3 (until May 1) and .print4.

Know that we are careful about the work we publish, and we read everything. Also, we try to respond personally to everything. Also, we are kind, even when rejecting. Be fearless and send us your most daring work.

Also note that the print magazine and the website feature completely different content. There should no longer be confusion about that.

Also, do not, under any circumstances, submit a story to both .com and .print. If a story submitted to .com really belongs in .print, weíll know, and send it there ourselves. And vice-versa (and let you know).

FOR .COM SUBMISSIONS:

1. Subject Line.

The subject line of your submission should read like this:
Subject: [type of submission], the word "submission," and [your name].

For example:
Subject: Tech, Submission, Fred Bellend
Subject: Poetry, Submission, Elaine Sieveking

This will equate to a quicker response. Also, we like if you put the title of your submission after your name.

2. Vital Stats.

Include your name, phone number, e-mail address and the city you live in at the top of your submission. We have only called two people, ever, but you never know.

3. Multiple Submissions.

This is very important: If you submit more than one story at a time, we beg you to submit each in a separate e-mail. Otherwise, we will lose one of the two submissions, guaranteed. Exceptions: Poetry and Art submissions-- post as many per e-mail as you like.

4. Word Count.

We prefer stories for .com to be no longer than 1,000 words (and no longer than 1,500). Shorter is better, in fact.

5. Type of File.

You can attach a Word file or paste your story in the body of the e-mail.

6. Cover Letter.

We'd like you to introduce yourself and your work with a short note of around 50 words: we want to get to know the people who are bold and kind enough to submit to Opium. Say whatever you like, and donít be afraid to mention where youíve been previously published--we're big fans of writers who take pride in their successes, large and small.

7. Submit.

Youíre ready to submit by clicking here: submit to .com



FOR .PRINT SUBMISSIONS:


WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR .print3 and .print4. (.print 3 will release Aug. 19, 2006; .print4 will release Feb. 3 2007)

1. Subject Line.

The subject line of your submission should read like this:
Subject: [type of submission], the word "submission," and [your name].

For example :
Subject: Tech, Submission, Fred Bellend
Subject: Poetry, Submission, Elaine Sieveking

This will equate to a quicker response. Also, we like if you put the title of your submission after your name.

2. Vital Stats.

Include your name, phone number, e-mail address and the city you live in at the top of your submission. We have only called two people, ever, but you never know.

3. Multiple Submissions.

This is very important: If you submit more than one story at a time, we beg you to submit each in a separate e-mail. Otherwise, we will lose one of the two submissions, guaranteed. Exceptions: Poetry and Art sumbissions-- post as many per e-mail as you like.

4. Word Count.

We donít have a length preference for .print stories. We find shorter pieces especially pleasing, as we like the print publication to mirror the website. But we're not opposed to including long works of inordinate shimmer and magnitude-- 8,000 words or not.

5. Type of File.

You can attach a Word file or paste your story in the body of the e-mail.

6. Cover Letter.

We'd like you to introduce yourself and your work with a short note of around 50 words: we want to get to know the people who are bold and kind enough to submit to Opium. Say whatever you like, and donít be afraid to mention where youíve been previously published--we're big fans of writers who take pride in their successes, large and small.

7. More Info.

Consider reading the Opium .print FAQ.

8. Submit.

Youíre ready to submit by clicking here: submit to .print.


FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS:

There are currently no special instructions, but note that you may submit up to 5 poems at once.



FOR ART SUBMISSIONS:

Please send us jpg's that are not too mammoth. If we want larger images with higher resolution, we will request them. Submit art submissions by clicking here: submit .art.



Other rules to note:

1. We do not smoke, inject, eat, nor fuck vials of opium. We consider drug-use neither intriguing nor mysterious. Please refrain from asking about our drug appetites. More importantly, if youíre going to send us a drug story, please reconsider.

2. If we take too long to respond, feel free to bother us. Seriously. While we do read everything, we sometimes get overwhelmed or confused and lose things, in spite of our infrequent drug use. For .com submissions, allow us two weeks before shooting a quick reminder. For .print, give us a month.

3. Call your mother. She misses you.

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