Submission Guidelines

keepgoing.org is published quarterly, on the first day of each season. In fact, we control the seasons. If we hadn't published a Spring issue this year there would never have been a thaw, and the world would now be enveloped in perpetual winter, practically another Ice Age.

Obviously, this is an awesome responsibility.

If you would like to play god with us, as well as see your original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, or music published by this quarterly, there may be hope for you. We do consider unsolicited material for publication. We read every submission with varying degrees of interest and attention and publish those which seem best to us at the time. We won't publish your stuff if it sucks, unless you know someone on staff.

The submission deadline for each issue is as follows:

Spring: February 21
Summer: May 21
Fall: August 21
Winter: November 21

Submissions received after the deadline for a particular issue will not be considered for that issue. That's why they're called deadlines, dummy.

Email your submission to thefarm@keepgoing.org. Include "submission" in the subject line of your email, and include the title of your submission and your name in the body of the email so we don't mistake it for one of the many angry emails we receive from attorneys and immediately discard it. We ask that you send your submission as an attached file. That's not too much to ask, is it? Please do not attach files larger than 1 MB to your email—don't even try it. For fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions we prefer the file to be in Microsoft Word, but we are usually clever enough to work with other word-processing programs.

If your file is not readable, we will return it to you to be resubmitted if the mood so strikes us on that particular day.

Please don't send us a deluge. Save stuff for later issues. Try to limit yourself to no more than one story or three poems. We also encourage you to submit graphics (making sure to credit the artist or site from which you blatantly stole your image) to accompany your story or poems, but remember, we don't want email attachments larger than 1 MB. If you do not send a graphic to accompany your submission, no complaints will be heard about the one we choose for you.

We don't want any trouble. We will not consider simultaneous submissions or material that has been published ANYWHERE else, not even in your crappy, semi-subversive, high-school underground newsletter. We are a non-paying publisher (unless you count all of the good karma and warm feelings your submission will undoubtedly garner you). Copyright belongs to you (the author or artist) after publication, because, quite frankly, what are we gonna do with it?

We do our best to respond to all submissions, but be aware that we are sometimes inundated and other times lazy. If you have not heard back from us after three weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your submission. We are not responsible for the return or loss of submissions, or much else for that matter.

Permission for Use of Material

We welcome requests for reuse of keepgoing.org material. If you would like to reprint or otherwise pilfer material published in keepgoing.org, please make sure to email thefarm@keepgoing.org. Please include the issue number, the name of the author or artist, and information about how you would like to use the material.

Letters to the Editor

We welcome letters from our readers and other crackpots about material published in keepgoing.org, but not from angry lawyers. Please submit mail for our Letters column to thefarm@keepgoing.org. For your letter to be considered, you must include your phone number and postal address, but we will not publish this information. We promise.

Feedback and Queries

We welcome feedback on how lovely our web site is and how easy it is to navigate. We also welcome queries about who we are and what the hell we're doing. Please submit feedback and queries to thefarm@keepgoing.org. Somebody on our staff will probably get back to you if they can tear themselves away from writing stupid bits of nonsense like this.



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