GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
pulp MAG only accepts submissions from Kwantlen Polytechnic University students, and all submissions must be sent from Kwantlen student email accounts.
In addition to the submission and the corresponding requirements of each art or literature category, we ask that you please submit a separate document with your contact information for payment purposes, including your full legal name, phone number, and address. In the same document, we also ask that you submit your name as you would like it to appear in print and a short biographical statement (no more than 100 words) that includes your program and year of study if applicable, which will be published in the magazine if your work is chosen.
Please note that submission guidelines must be followed correctly for your work to be considered.
pulp MAG does not accept simultaneous submissions. This means you may only send work to us that you have not sent for publication elsewhere.
All submissions are blind.
Each submission should be an individual attachment titled “Author’s Name, Title of Work.” The author’s name and page number should appear at the top of each page. We do not accept pdf format.
Also, as a magazine dedicated to inclusion of writers and readers of every identity, we ask that if you are writing about identities outside of your own experience, to please do so with the utmost care and sensitivity, and to ask yourself why you want to tell this story.
Prose submissions should be sent to Stephanie Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider all genres of well-written, well-edited prose pieces of 5000 words or less, or 2 pieces of 1500 words or less. Submissions should be typed in Times New Roman, 12pt font with standard 1” margins. Each submission should be an individual attachment titled “Author’s Name, Title of Work.” The author’s name and page number should appear at the top of each page.
Poetry submissions should be sent to Zach Allan at email@example.com. We will consider up to 5 poems per submission. Each poem should be sent as a separate attachment. Each submission should be an individual attachment titled “Author’s Name, Title of Work.” The author’s name and page number should appear at the top of each page.
Poems should be formatted exactly as you would like to see them in print.
Please submit high-quality photographs of your original work. We do not print jpeg. We do not accept cell phone pictures. An image size of approximately 10×8 is ideal. Good lighting and proper cropping is necessary. If you are unable to document your work, please contact pulp MAG to arrange for assistance. Art submissions should be uploaded to the dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/request/ZQyl6uT5RUqJdMn7byB2).
pulp MAG is proud to print our published art submissions in colour.
Visual art submission files should be uploaded to the drop box. Email Alison Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit all other artist information and required info (see below) and to request a confirmation that your submission was received. We will consider up to 5 works per submission. Please upload your submission as a zipped folder if submitting multiple images. Each image should be an individual attachment titled “Artist’s Name, Title of Work.” In the body of the email, please include the following information for each piece:
- Artist’s Name
- Title of Piece
- Original size
- If you would like your piece to be considered for the cover
Graphic Literature submission files should be uploaded to the dropbox— send an email to pulp at email@example.com with all other required info (see below) and to request a confirmation that we received your submission. We will consider one submission of up to 6 pages. Each submission should be an individual attachment titled “Writer’s Name, Artist’s Name, Title of Work,” or if the piece was written and designed by the same person, “Artist’s Name, Title of Work.” In the body of the email, please include the following information for each piece:
- Artist’s Name
- Writer’s Name
- If the Artist and Writer are different, please include two short biographical statements, and the information of both Artist and Writer as outlined in the General Submission Guidelines.
- Original size
HP REVEAL SUBMISSIONS
With the help of HP Reveal, formerly known as Aurasma, we are now accepting video and audio submissions. The app will allow readers to interact with your pieces by scanning a picture in the magazine, prompting a video to display on their device. We will consider short films, spoken performance, music, animation, dance, 3D installations, and performance art. Videos must be well-edited, with clear audio and video. Submission must also include artwork for print (see below categories for details). All published pieces will be cross-posted onto pulpmag.ca. All submitted work must be in the public domain (this includes music), made with the original creator’s permission, or original to the submitter.
All submissions must be uploaded to our dropbox:
Please send an email to pulp MAG at firstname.lastname@example.org to request confirmation that we’ve received your submission.
We will consider any genre of short film, up to 10 minutes long, including the title and all credits. As a separate attachment, please provide us with a poster or a high quality still from the film to include in the print magazine.
We will consider submissions of poetry, monologues, stories, stand-up, and recorded theatre up to 5 minutes long. Please include a high quality still or concept art.
This includes audio, music videos, and live performances. We will consider one high quality recording per submission. When sending in your submission, please ensure you attach album art, concept art/photos, or professional grade performance photos to be included in print. Also include the names of everyone who worked on the project, as well as a their artist statements and information, as outlined in the General Submission Guidelines.
Any genre is welcome: stop motion, flipbook, Claymation, digital animation, CGI, flash, etc. We accept videos up to 10 minutes long, including the title and all credits. Please attach a poster, still, or concept art with your submission to be shown in print.
We will consider any style of dance in the form of professional-grade recording up to 5 minutes long, including a title and all credits. Please state what type of dance you (or your group) is performing in your email, as well as either stills from the performance or concept photos to be shown in print.
3D Installations/Performance Art
If you have a 3D installation or performance art you want to submit in the form of a video to the magazine, it can be any medium and can be up to 10 minutes long. Please include a photo of the piece to be used in print—stills, concept art, and other artwork with the same conceptual theme are highly recommended.
If you are unable to document your work, please contact pulp MAG to arrange for assistance.
For submissions that do not fall into one of the above categories, please send us an email at email@example.com.