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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!

        SNAIL MAIL:
                CrossConnect, Inc.
                P.O. Box 2317 
                Philadelphia, PA 19103
        PHONE (weekdays, 9-5):

        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.

        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

        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!