The Submissions Site for Our Ninth So It Goes Journal Opened January 1, 2020.

The submission period for our ninth annual So It Goes Literary Journal opened January 1, 2020, and closes March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The theme is Civics Engagement.

The year 2020 marks another big national election for the people of the United States of America, and we know some of our friends in other countries around the world also will be electing national leaders. As such, the year's journal theme is civic engagement. We are looking for work that celebrates, critiques, or works for positive change related to democracy, freedoms,  ideals, and country.  Need a little inspiration? Here are a few links to get you thinking:

Political Poetry for Our Times by Alyssa Quart

Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment

An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo

Now it's your turn to create, following the Civic Engagement theme, but please do not submit "Vonnegut fan fiction," as such material will be disqualified.

Submissions are limited to one work of prose 1,250 words max or you'll be automatically disqualified) OR up to five poems (1,250 words max for all five or you'll automatically be disqualified) OR five photographs or artwork. 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. 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 SUBMIT A PDF, or it will be disqualified. For artwork/photos, submit as ONE hi-res document as a JPEG or PNG. All submitters must include a cover letter with a brief biography. 

Thank you in advance for your submissions to our ninth issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in November 2020 at VonnegutFest. Selected contributors will receive one free copy in mid-November.

Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library's online gift shop through mkt.com/kvml.  

If you have any questions, contact us at SoItGoes@vonnegutlibrary.org.

The submission period for our ninth annual So It Goes Literary Journal opened January 1, 2020, and closes March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The theme is Civic Engagement.

The year 2020 marks another big national election for the people of the United States of America, and we know some of our friends in other countries around the world also will be electing national leaders. As such, the year's journal theme is civic engagement. We are looking for work that celebrates, critiques, or works for positive change related to democracy, freedoms,  ideals, and country.  Need a little inspiration? Here are a few links to get you thinking:

Political Poetry for Our Times by Alyssa Quart

Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment

An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo

Now it's your turn to create, following the Civic Engagement theme, but please do not submit "Vonnegut fan fiction," as such material will be disqualified.

Submissions are limited to five photographs or images of works of art. 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. 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.

For artwork/photos, submit as ONE hi-res document as a JPEG or PNG. All submitters must include a cover letter with a brief biography. 

Thank you in advance for your submissions to our ninth issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in November 2020 at VonnegutFest. Selected contributors will receive one free copy in mid-November.

Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library's online gift shop through mkt.com/kvml.  

If you have any questions, contact us at SoItGoes@vonnegutlibrary.org. 

The submission period for our ninth annual So It Goes Literary Journal opened January 1, 2020, and closes March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The theme is Civic Engagement.

The year 2020 marks another big national election for the people of the United States of America, and we know some of our friends in other countries around the world also will be electing national leaders. As such, the year's journal theme is civic engagement. We are looking for work that celebrates, critiques, or works for positive change related to democracy, freedoms,  ideals, and country.  Need a little inspiration? Here are a few links to get you thinking:

Political Poetry for Our Times by Alyssa Quart

Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment

An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo

Now it's your turn to create, following the Civic Engagement theme, but please do not submit "Vonnegut fan fiction," as such material will be disqualified.

Submissions are limited to one work of prose (1,250 words max or you'll be automatically disqualified) OR up to five poems (1,250 words max for all five or you'll automatically be disqualified) OR five photographs or artwork. 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. 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 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 ninth issue of So It Goes. The journal will launch in November 2020 at VonnegutFest. Selected contributors will receive one free copy in mid-November.

Previous issues of the So It Goes journal are available in the library's online gift shop through mkt.com/kvml.  

If you have any questions, contact us at SoItGoes@vonnegutlibrary.org. 

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