Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
An online quarterly of contemporary literature and visual art.
Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
editor and publisher
essays, fiction, poetry, art, translation, video
Amy King, Seth Abramson, Sheila Murphy
Posit considers only unpublished written work, and acquires first-time North American rights upon publication. Thereafter, all rights revert to the author, and the work may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to Posit is made. No such restrictions apply to visual art submissions. Poetry: 3-6 poems, no line limits, but no epics, please. Fiction and hybrids: 1000 words or less. Visual Art: Please submit six to nine jpeg images with caption information if desired, a brief artists statement and CV. Film and animation: no longer than 5 min. please. See Submittable for uploading guidelines.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
2 - 15 weeks
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Number Of Issues Per Year
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Publish Print Anthology?
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded and publish Posit.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I am responsible for all decisions and tasks, but am aided in soliciting and screening submissions by my associate editor, Bernd Sauermann, and my arts editor, Melissa Stern. My web developer is Nathan Gwirtz.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Short and sweet. We'd like to know the submitter's publication credentials.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
My associate editor and myself read and comment on all submissions and then arrive at a consensus decision.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Accomplishment and originality.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Don't submit work you suspect is not as good as it should be.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I have discovered several hugely talented writers via their unsolicited submissions. It is a thrill every time!
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
An open-minded reader who is not afraid to confront text that is opaque, complex, or challenging.