‘Fall Lines’ literary journal calls for submissions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2023

Fall Lines – a literary convergence is a literary journal presented by The Jasper Project in partnership with Richland Library and One Columbia for Arts and History.

Fall Lines will accept submissions of previously unpublished poetry, essays, short fiction, and flash fiction through July 31, 2023. While the editors of Fall Lines hope to attract the work of writers and poets from the Carolinas and the Southeastern U.S., acceptance of work is not dependent upon residence. Publication in Fall Lines will be determined by a panel of judges and accepted authors will be notified by Dec. 31, 2023 with a publication date in early 2024.

This year we are offering three cash prizes of $250 each. The Saluda River Prize for Poetry and the Broad River Prize for Prose sponsored by the Richland Library Friends and Foundation as well as the Combahee River Prize which will be awarded to an S.C. writer of color in either poetry or prose.

Fine Print

POETRY: Up to five (5) poems may be submitted, each as an individual MS Word file (.doc/.docx). Include one (1) cover sheet for up to five (5) poems with the titles of all poems appearing on the single cover sheet. No poem should exceed four (4) 6 x 9-inch pages.

New this year: To ensure the integrity of the poet’s spacing, it is best that poems be formatted to appear on a 6 x 9-inch page with I-inch margins. If submitted in a larger format, we cannot guarantee your poem will be printed with the spacing you desire.

PROSE: Up to five (5) prose entries, each of 2,500 words or less, may be submitted with each submitted as an individual MS Word file (.doc/.docx). Include one (1) cover sheet for up to five (5) prose submissions with the titles of all five (5) submissions appearing on the single cover sheet.

COVER SHEET should include:

  • your name
  • the titles of ALL your submissions
  • your email address
  • mailing address.

Authors’ names should not appear on the submission. Do not send bios.

All entries should be titled. No simultaneous submissions. There is no fee to enter, but submissions that fail to follow the above instructions will be disqualified without review.

Please submit your entries at https://jasperproject.org/fall-lines