Below you can find the submission guidelines for submitting work to this year's Meraki Literary Magazine.
Preferred maximum word count for stories should be 2500 words. Longer stories could still be accepted, but if you go above 3000 words please be prepared for the possibility of having your story rejected, or of having only an excerpt of it published.
Poetry should maintain a reasonable length for publication.
Content of both stories and poems should be PG-13. Cursing is acceptable but discouraged, and subject matter should remain acceptable for a school publication.
To ensure that sensitive subjects are handled with respect, submissions regarding topics like abuse, assault, death, and any other material deemed questionable will be looked at more stringently than other submissions.
Submissions regarding personal accounts of illegal or dangerous activity about yourself or others could result in a report to school administration, so make sure that your stories or poems are fictional, and do not take place at or around the school.
Make sure that your stories are polished, and do not require editing of content. Spelling and grammar mistakes are alright, but do try to keep them to a minimum.
Please don’t submit a story just to get something submitted. If you aren’t fully behind your work, we won’t be either.
Do not submit essays of any kind from your school classes. Works should be creative and, if possible, unrelated to school assignments.
Please include your English teacher's name in the body of your email for extra credit purposes.
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Final deadline for submissions is Wednesday March, 8th.