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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
What's on your plate? This online magazine offers, quarterly, a selection of fine writing and art that responds to crisis. We publish literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork (of any photographable genre) that conveys such responses. Originally begun as a response to the Covid pandemic, the magazine has now been enlarged to include crises generated by war, extreme weather and climate change, population displacement, gun violence, famine, disease (including but not limited to Covid), and other relevant catastrophes. The magazine's mission is to contextualize creative endeavor within the moment, which happens to be a time of crisis. Right now artists are making art that wouldn’t have been possible during a pre-pandemic time, simply because the conditions of life have so suddenly and dramatically shifted. Our hope, and the mission of A Plate of Pandemic, is to serve up some of this impressive work to a readership hungry and in need of sustenance. We use images of antique dinner plates as website portals to the showcased works. The plates provide a meta-commentary on the works featured.
Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter and Facebook, pending
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
CLMP Development Grant, 2022
Margaret D. Stetz, Feizel Mamdoo, Eleanor Cantor
A Plate of Pandemic accepts unsolicited submissions of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art (open genres) throughout the year for online publication. Written submissions should be no longer than about 2500 words, doubled-spaced, in 12-point font. The writer’s contact information and word count should appear, single-spaced, in the upper left corner, in 10-point font. Submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable if we are notified immediately should the manuscript be accepted for publication elsewhere
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
2 - 4 weeks
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Publish Print Anthology?
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
One literary editor, one technical editor.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Brevity is the soul of wit.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
I read them all and pick the best fits.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Original thinking and beautiful execution within the boundaries of our guidelines.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read the submission guidelines. Read the magazine.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
A literate, thoughtful, open-minded person.