Submissions

We want your science fiction, fantasy, Afrofuturism, mystery, thriller, romance (but no erotica, please), young and new adult, middle grade, historical fiction, and horror. All original, unpublished genre fiction written by Emerson College students, staff, and graduates is welcome! Submissions are officially open until January 21, 2022.

Submissions should be as follows:

  1. Saved as a .doc or .docx file
  2. 12-point Times New Roman font 
  3. Double-spaced
  4. Page-numbered in top right corner
  5. Under 5,000 words in length 
  6. Edited and polished for publication!

Page Turner evaluates manuscripts on a blind submission basis. Please DO NOT include any personally identifying details in your manuscript.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must notify us immediately if your work is accepted at another publication. At this time, we are unable to consider excerpts from larger works or novels in progress.

We reserve the right to reject submissions that promote or support racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, prejudice, classism, xenophobia, ableism, body-shaming, gratuitous sex/violence, and any other material that the submissions board deems inappropriate for publication. If an author is found to be abusive or engages in harassment, we reserve the right to remove their content from our journal and to decline further submissions from that author.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email your submissions as a Word document attachment (.doc or .docx) to submitpageturner@gmail.com. 

Email Subject: Genre – Title

File naming convention is: [YourTitle].doc 

Reminder: Do not include your name in the file name or in the document title.

Please include the following in the body of your email:

  • Author’s full name and/or pen name
  • Year of graduation (from Emerson)
  • Title of piece
  • Short query: Describe your submission in one to two sentences, including genre and word count.
  • Does the submission include sensitive content? If so, please specify.
  • A brief author biography written in the third person, 100 words or fewer. Include any major publications or awards.
  • Contact information
  • How did you hear about us?

We endeavor to respond to all authors, whether their submissions are accepted for publication or not. 

We are also looking for art submissions that convey the spirit of genre fiction. Pieces should be 300 dpi and no larger than 3.5in x 6.25in. Portrait orientation is preferred, but we will consider landscape orientation as well. We will accept both digital files and high-resolution scans. Keep in mind that while our digital copy of the magazine can display full-color artwork, any printed copies of our magazine will render artwork into grayscale. 

As with our fiction submissions, do not include your name on the piece, as we evaluate all pieces on a blind submission basis.  

In addition to the guidelines listed in the above “right to reject” section, we will not accept artwork that includes nudity, erotic acts, violence, gore, hateful words and symbols, or any other material that the submissions board deems inappropriate for display. 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email your submissions as a JPEG to submitpageturner@gmail.com. 

Email Subject: Artwork – Piece Title

File naming convention is: [YourTitle].jpg 

Reminder: Do not include your name in the file name or in the piece title.

Please include the following in the body of your email:

  • Artist’s full name and/or pseudonym
  • Year of graduation (from Emerson)
  • Title of artwork
  • Short query: Describe your artwork in one to two sentences, including genre and medium.
  • A brief artist biography written in the third person, 100 words or fewer. Include any major publications or awards.
  • Contact information
  • How did you hear about us?