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CrossConnect is an alternative non-commercial literary publication for a new generation of information-age writers. Our mission -- like our name-- is one of connection. CrossConnect seeks to promote and document both the emergent creative artists and established artists who have made the transition to the new technologies of the information age. We are a broad review seeking to publish a refreshing range of work which actively challenges literary and artistic conventions. ********************************************* Guidelines for Submissions READING PERIOD: The reading period for our Fall issue will begin in June. Please send your submissions and we'll notify you by September 15th as to whether or not your work will appear in the Fall Issue, #11. Contact Us! E-MAIL:Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
SNAIL MAIL: CrossConnect, Inc. P.O. Box 2317 Philadelphia, PA 19103 PHONE (weekdays, 9-5): (215)898-5324 (215)898-0143 XConnect prefers your (non-graphic) submissions be converted to plain text/ASCII and pasted into the body of an email message to us. Please do not send attached files unless requested! Guidelines: Best to read our magazine to understand our editing style. http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/xconnect Simultaneous submissions are okay. If you are mailing us a submission, please include a disk with your work in Mac or PC format. We prefer MSWord documents. POETRY is generally solicited from established authors with experience publishing work in small press literary journals. We will consider unsolicited work. You may submit up to 15 poems for consideration per issue. SHORT FICTION-- We are always looking for stories. We are biased toward the story that's relevant to today's world and often funny and irreverent, but interesting writing will always be considered. No length limit, but longish fiction may be serialized. We also consider short plays. NONFICTION, social commentary, interviews, book reviews, essays or articles are accepted for consideration. No length limit. Up to three pieces. ART GALLERY-- Digitized graphic art can be sent as attached .gif or .jpg files in email messages. Slides, photographs, sketches, etc can be mailed to our street address. No limit. All material must be labeled with submittor's name, title, dimensions and year. MULTIMEDIA-- We ENCOURAGE experimental hypertext, audio and videotapes of performances and readings, animation, dance, music, performance art, theater, etc. Send clips as attached files to our email address or mail tapes to the magazine's street address. One audio and one videotape max. Authors retain all rights. Cover letter is required and should include a short "contributor's biography," your mailing address and phone number. We rarely comment on rejections and regularly send prepublication galleys replying in approximately two weeks by e-mail or one month by US mail after reading period, SASE a must. ******************* Reading/Publication Dates CrossConnect electronic magazine is published triannually on the Web in February, May and September. Our reading periods are February 1-April 30 (Summer) June 1-Aug 30 (Fall) Oct 1-Dec 10 (Spring) Pieces published in the electronic issues are automatically considered for our annual "Best of the Year" print anthology called "Xconnect: Writers of the Information Age." Payment for selection is one contributor's copy. Xconnect is available in fine bookstores. Please see the website for the distributors who can supply your local bookstore with XConnect vol. 2. ******************** Back Issues Electronic issues are archived on the website. Back print editions are available directly from CrossConnect, Inc. To order, please send your check or money order made out to CrossConnect for $12.00 (includes shipping and handling) to our mailing address: CrossConnect, Inc., PO Box 2317, Philadelphia, PA 19103. CrossConnect is a labor of love and we appreciate your continuing support. ******************* the University of Pennsylvania and the Writers House Program CrossConnect is a non-profit journal for contemporary art and writing published in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania's Writer's House Program, based in Philadelphia. Our all-volunteer staff is headed by senior editors and business managers whose "day jobs" are in various University departments. To produce CrossConnect, the senior staff works together with student editors from Penn and a grassroots network of independent contributing editors and technical gurus throughout the U.S. We are pleased to have the support of the Penn English Department and the University of Pennsylvania Press. Selected CrossConnect contributors have been invited to read at Penn's Writers House (call to discuss transportation $$, housing, fellowships). Likewise, we actively solicit much of our work from participants in Writers House programming. We look forward to hearing from you!