BECOME PART OF THE OPEN SEWERS COLLECTIVE!

Submissions are currently closed. Our next Open Call will be released in November.

Prior Open Call:

If you are interested in seeing your work published in our next issue, you will find a guideline to the submission process and all the additional information you need below. Since this is a non-profit magazine, we cannot currently offer compensation for your texts, but you will receive a copy of your published work. 

Everyone can submit their work, although we encourage especially those without prior publishing experience, and those who belong to marginalized communities, to do so. You can choose to publish anonymously. Your texts will be published with trigger warnings, if necessary. We have a zero-tolerance policy for texts that promote racism, sexism, queerphobia, ableism or other discrimination of any kind. 

Submit texts in word and pdf format, if possible. Layout, font, etc. will be unified whithin the editing process. If you submit too many texts or your text is too long for one issue, we offer to split them between upcoming issues.


GUIDELINE FOR THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

You can submit texts on any topic or theme. There are no restrictions in terms of language, but please add a German or English translation, if necessary.

Literature

  • Poetry
  • Short Prose 
  • Serialised Novels

Essays

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Personal Essays
  • Popular Scientific Writing

Reviews of

  • Literature 
  • Movies and Shows
  • Music
  • Theatre etc.

Translations

We accept translations of any type of literature, if you have legal permission to publish it. We offer to inquire about the legal situation for you. 


Submit your texts to opensewers@gmail.com .

The deadline is the 31.07.2022. We will get back to you within a few weeks after your submission. This is what happens next:


We let you know that we want to publish your text.

We get back to you with suggestions on how to improve your text. If you decide to incorporate the feedback and do so until 09.09.2022, it will be published in the upcoming issue, otherwise we offer to publish it in the next one.

If our response should be negative, we still warmly encourage you to try again for the next issue (that will presumably be published April 2023). We have to choose texts that compliment each other for each issue, so it is not necessarily a comment on the quality of the text. 


Next, you will receive an edited version of your text,

you review our changes and give us legal approval,

then comes the final editing and layout,

and you give us the final okay on the layout of your text.

Your text goes into print and is published in October 2022, which is also when you will receive your copy of the magazine.

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