MASKS Literary Magazine


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
MASKS Literary Magazine is a Weisman Award-winning independent literary magazine committed to amplifying the voices of emerging writers and visual artists. We're eager to serve as a gateway for emerging creatives and publish new perspectives. As such, we've pledged to increase representation of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, disabled, multilingual, and other marginalized and underrepresented communities. MASKS Literary Magazine provides a meritocratic space for individual artistic development with the larger goal of fostering literary thinking in our culture through our publication.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter and Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
yes
If Yes, Please Name
Columbia College Chicago
Primary Editor/Contact Person
L.A. Hawbaker
Contact Title
Editor in Chief
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Recent Awards Received
Albert P. Weisman Award
Representative Authors
Miya Turnbull, Clara Burghelea, Ryan Everett Felton
Submissions Policy
MASKS Literary Magazine supports emerging writers and artists. We accept unsolicited and multiple submissions in art, photography, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid genres. We’re passionate about publishing new writers, new artists, and new perspectives. We charge no submission fees and pay our contributors: $20 for poetry, $25 for art/photography, and $25-35 for prose. Poetry should be one single-spaced page, or 36 lines. You may submit up to three poems as a single Word document. Prose (fiction, flash, nonfiction, essay) should be a maximum of 3,000 words. (Shorter pieces are more likely to be accepted.) Submit one prose piece as a Word document. Art and photography submissions may include a maximum of six images as JPEGs, and if they're united by a common theme or style, all the better.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies 02 / 02 - 04 / 15
Reporting Time
4 - 8 weeks
Author Payments
cash, copies
Contests
MASKS 2022 Prose Contest MASKS 2022 Poetry Contest Summer 2022 Featured Artist
Number Of Paid Staff
10
Year Founded
2020
Distributors
Quimby's Bookstore, City Lit Books
Average Print Run
150
Total Circulation
100-200
Single Copy Price
$10.00
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
Format
other
Dimensions
6.57 - 9.5
Average Number Of Pages
80

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