The Submissions Site for Our Eleventh So It Goes Journal Opens January 1, 2022.


The submission site for the eleventh edition of So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library opens January 1, 2022 and ends on March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. The theme is 1922 - 2122. We’re celebrating Vonnegut’s 100th Birthday with a journal dedicated to looking into the past and towards the future with Vonnegut’s legacy in mind.

Thank you for your interest in and support of KVML. 

If you have any questions, contact us at SoItGoes@vonnegutlibrary.org. Be sure to check out www.vonnegutlibrary.org for more information on the library and other events relating to Kurt Vonnegut.

Sincerely,

The Editors of So It Goes


We’re celebrating Vonnegut’s 100th Birthday with So It Goes: 1922 - 2122, a journal dedicated to looking into the past and towards the future with Vonnegut’s legacy in mind.

“All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.”

Here are some ideas to get you jump started: describe what the amber of the moment is, chart the ways common decency and free speech have changed throughout time, explore what the past or future looks like with perfect timing, or simply create a work that considers time in relation to Vonnegut’s ethos.

Please do not submit “Vonnegut fan fiction” as such material will be disqualified.

Submissions are limited to one work of prose (fiction & nonfiction) that is 1,250 words max OR two works of prose (fiction & nonfiction) that are a combined total word count of 1,250 words max OR up to five poems that are 1,250 words max for all five OR five photographs or artworks. You may submit  both written and visual work. Those submitting written and visual works should complete the separate forms. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be automatically disqualified. Employees of KVML and KVML Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members are not eligible to participate. Everyone else is encouraged to send in a submission(s): Students; amateur or professional writers, poets, artists, and photographers; young or old; and current/retired military veterans. As a veteran, and P.O.W, the veteran community was important to Vonnegut, so we imagine he’d love to see literary representation from current and former military personnel, as well.

We will accept new and previously published work (simultaneous submissions are allowed with notification) and will credit the original publisher. If your submission(s) has been published elsewhere (even if it is your own work), you may need permission to publish it in this issue of So It Goes. If this is the case, you must obtain written permission from the rights holder(s) and include this written permission with your submission(s). Please request worldwide rights for print and electronic formats in all languages and editions.

Please double space for prose and single space for poetry. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font. Group multiple poems into ONE document. Do NOT group artworks. You will have access to uploading up to five works. Artworks must be labelled with title. If one or multiple are untitled, label as “Untitled 1,” Untitled 2,” etc. DO NOT SUBMIT A PDF or it will be disqualified. All submitters must include a cover letter with a brief biography.

Thank you in advance for your submissions to our eleventh issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in Fall 2022. Selected contributors will receive one free hard copy. Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library’s online gift shop through kvmlshop.org.

We’re celebrating Vonnegut’s 100th Birthday with So It Goes: 1922 - 2122, a journal dedicated to looking into the past and towards the future with Vonnegut’s legacy in mind.

“All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.”

Here are some ideas to get you jump started: describe what the amber of the moment is, chart the ways common decency and free speech have changed throughout time, explore what the past or future looks like with perfect timing, or simply create a work that considers time in relation to Vonnegut’s ethos.

Please do not submit “Vonnegut fan fiction” as such material will be disqualified.

Submissions are limited to one work of prose (fiction & nonfiction) that is 1,250 words max OR two works of prose (fiction & nonfiction) that are a combined total word count of 1,250 words max OR up to five poems that are 1,250 words max for all five OR five photographs or artworks. You may submit  both written and visual work. Those submitting written and visual works should complete the separate forms. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be automatically disqualified. Employees of KVML and KVML Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members are not eligible to participate. Everyone else is encouraged to send in a submission(s): Students; amateur or professional writers, poets, artists, and photographers; young or old; and current/retired military veterans. As a veteran, and P.O.W, the veteran community was important to Vonnegut, so we imagine he’d love to see literary representation from current and former military personnel, as well.

We will accept new and previously published work (simultaneous submissions are allowed with notification) and will credit the original publisher. If your submission(s) has been published elsewhere (even if it is your own work), you may need permission to publish it in this issue of So It Goes. If this is the case, you must obtain written permission from the rights holder(s) and include this written permission with your submission(s). Please request worldwide rights for print and electronic formats in all languages and editions.

Please double space for prose and single space for poetry. Use 12-point, Times New Roman font. Group multiple poems into ONE document. Do NOT group artworks. You will have access to uploading up to five works. Artworks must be labelled with title. If one or multiple are untitled, label as “Untitled 1,” Untitled 2,” etc. DO NOT SUBMIT A PDF or it will be disqualified. All submitters must include a cover letter with a brief biography.

Thank you in advance for your submissions to our eleventh issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in Fall 2022. Selected contributors will receive one free hard copy. Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library’s online gift shop through kvmlshop.org.

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library