Pulse & Echo

Type Of Organization
(510) 377-1852
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN, AND INSPIRE. We're an eclectic group with different tastes and backgrounds. We want our new magazine to reflect that diversity - all genres, styles, and shapes are welcome. We do hold ourselves to very high standards. As such, we hope to publish well-written, high-quality writing. We will not publish any work that includes sexual or violent content, or in any way promotes bias of any kind. In partnership with the Danville Public Library, we honor the Freedom to Read but have no patience for misinformation.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Danville Public Library
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Stuart Robbins
Contact Title
Founding Editor, Pulse & Echo
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
Representative Authors
Matthew W. Stover, John C. Sanders, Kaileigh Oldham
Submissions Policy
Each well-written poem and/or story should be in a separate file, attached to an email. Please include, in the body of the email, your current "relationship" with Danville (Illinois for Volume 1), along with any additional biographical information (Contributor's Notes) should one or more of your submissions be selected for publication. Here's the address: [email protected] THE LOOK AND FEEL OF EACH PAGE In general, our team prefers Times Roman (12 or 14 point) though we appreciate the urge to be creative. 1 (One) inch margins are the minimum guideline for "blank space" that serves to frame the writing. PROSE (SHORT STORIES, ESSAYS, OR MEMOIR) We appreciate long fictions, and short ones, too. Our guidelines (no more than 7500 words, double-spaced) are only reflections of our hope to include as many different works by as many different writers as possible. POETRY Consider the shape of the poem on the page. Prose poetry and poetic prose are also welcome, but no more than 3 pages for any single poem, please.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Varies 08 / 15 - 09 / 30
Reporting Time
09 - 10 months
Author Payments
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
ISBN Number
Average Print Run
150 for Issue #1
Total Circulation
$Danville Public Library
Single Copy Price
Total Number Of Issues Published
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
10" - 10"
Average Number Of Pages
S. A. Robbins
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I volunteered.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Collaborative effort among members of the Library's Writers' Group
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We seek work (any genre) from writers who currently live (or once lived) in any of the 26 Danvilles around the world. If you choose to provide a cover letter, please identify which Danville.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Honesty, playfulness, and a care for each reader.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
In a recently-published poem entitled "From the Editor: Three Tasks Before Submission" these thoughts: 1. Eliminate all exclamation points. 2. Consider the shape of your work on the page, because the reader sees the poem before they read the poem.