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Carve Magazine
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (214) 425-7860
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Our mission is to contribute to an international literary conversation by publishing quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that displays authentic voices and confident craft. We’re particularly drawn to stories with moments of catharsis and change that draw on a reader’s empathy. We support the writers we publish, helping new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. We achieve this through sharing their stories and our conversations about the modern writer’s life in print and online. We also actively seek to engage younger readers through classroom-ready lesson plans centered on our short stories. We strive to make a positive impact on the writing community at large. Though our selections are ultimately subjective and varied, we offer notes and critiques on submissions that we feel are nearly aligned with our vision. In a variety of features, we highlight our contributors, submitters, and those who practice good literary citizenship. Above all, Carve, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is HONEST FICTION.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Anna Zumbahlen
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    fiction, essays, nonfiction, poetry, art
  • Focus
    Honest fiction and great literature.
  • Recent Awards Received
    2013, 2014, and 2015: 1st place in Million Writers Award http://www.storysouth.com/millionwriters.html
  • Representative authors
    Colette Sartor, Mark Farrington, Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Submissions policy
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 16 weeks
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies
  • Contests
    Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Premium Edition Contest (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISSN Number
  • Paid Subscriptions
  • Individual Price
  • Insitutional Price
  • Single Copy Price
  • Back Issues Available
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rates
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
  • Format
  • Dimensions
    10.75" - 7.75"
  • Average Number of Pages

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