Rat’N’Rooster Journal of Speculative Fiction and Poetry

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Rat ‘n’ Rooster Journal of Speculative Fiction and Poetry LLC is an online journal published bimonthly, featuring visionary works of speculative fiction. Further, the journal features engaging poetry that spans from the historical to the futuristic. We encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ + writers to submit their work.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Michael C. Watson
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Submissions Policy
Submit one original, previously unpublished story 3000 to 5000 words or up to five original previously unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages Manuscripts must be written in English, free of grammatical errors, typed, double spaced with the author’s name, address, and phone number and approximate word count at the top of the first page and numbered throughout. There is a $4 reading fee. This allows us to maintain the wheels, cogs and levers of running a journal, i.e., website hosting, proofreading, editing and most importantly, paying writers! No multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. When submitting poetry, please group up to five poems into a single document. Submitting them separately gives your poems the appearance of multiple submissions and will be omitted.
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