Multiplicity: a nonfiction literary magazine

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
About Multiplicity Magazine Multiplicity: a: the quality or state of being multiple or various; b: the number of components in a system Multiplicity Magazine, the literary journal of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University, celebrates the variety and range of the human experience in contemporary literature. We publish sparkling and insightful creative nonfiction poetry, and photography, and we're especially interested in work by writers who live or have lived and worked outside the literary mainstream. Women. People of color. Immigrants and international writers. Veterans. Activists. Writers from LGBTQ communities. Crisis workers. Working-class writers. Anyone who has a story that needs to be heard. Some of the topics we’re passionate about: the human body, gender, culture and language, mental health and trauma, the medical journey, the environment, family histories, stories that connect people and place. We invite you to submit in these areas, and also to share your own passions and interests with us. (You might be writing about something that is unknown to us. If you think we need to know about it, send it! We’re all about discovery.) In our annual themed issues, we publish personal essays, narrative nonfiction, profiles, flash nonfiction, photography. Please apply every theme liberally. We seek multiple perspectives and fresh insights on common experiences. We want to learn something new, or think about something old in a way that makes it new again. We want to know you and the world around you. The world teems with a multiplicity of stories. What is yours?

Social Media Platforms Used; Twitter: @baypathmfaCNF
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Bay Path University, MFA in Creative Nonfiction
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kate Whouley
Contact Title
Editor and Professor of Practice, MFA in Creative Nonfiction
essays, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Representative Authors
Dinty W. Moore, Sari Botton, Sophfronia Scott
Submissions Policy
Personal essay and narrative nonfiction submissions to Multiplicity Literary Magazine will open May 2020 for the fall issue. Theme: "Work." Blog submissions are now open. Our blog welcomes a wide array of short nonfiction including: flash essay (any topic that fits with our mission statement) memoir (“snapshot” life stories) perspectives on the craft of writing and the journey to publication opinion pieces on current events and issues in the literary world book and music reviews travel pieces food writing science & nature writing spiritual writing health & wellness writing poetry humor pieces Our blog is predominantly text, but we also welcome photographs in conjunction with text.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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4 - 12 weeks
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Average Print Run
No print issues at this time.
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We are online. Our first issue launched April 2, 2020
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$Bay Path University
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Back Issues Available
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