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Submission Guidelines

The mission of the Proactive Procrastinators is to showcase the poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, photo-essays, pictures, visual art/illustrations of emerging artists who demonstrate excellence in their work.

We are interested in work that breaks the boundaries of tradition, form, and genre, and that explores a place unnavigable.

 

Considering the large number of submissions we receive, we will try to look at everything we get and not keep you hanging for months, but our submission policy is as follows:

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  1. We will only contact you if your entry is selected.

  2. We will contact you within 4 weeks of submission. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, understand that we were not able to use your submission. 

  3. All forms of content(for the mentioned categories) are welcome & there is no restriction on theme, age or any sort of genre. 

  4. We only look at finished works and projects; no proposals, please.

  5. Plagiarized content will not be accepted and might lead to blacklisting.

  6. Submissions to more than one section are allowed but NOT more than once in a month.

  7. You have to submit your name(s), a 50 word bio (in the third person), a high-resolution picture of ratio 1:1 and a brief description of the submission should be mentioned in the email along with the contact number & your social media handles.

  8. Kindly mention the subject of your email as “Submissions: Category Name.”

We do not accept previously published work (this includes anywhere on the web). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Please see specific requirements before submitting and submit only once each month unless solicited.

Categories & General Guidelines

POETRY & PROSE

  1. Please submit up to 3 poems (1-3) per submission.

  2. Poems of and under 40 lines in length will be preferred. Longer poems too shall be considered if they are exceptional. 

  3. Kindly send in your entries in a single document attached in either of the following formats ONLY: .doc, .docx, .pdf.

SHORT FICTION

  1. Please submit up to 2 pieces of work (1-2) per submission. 

  2.  The word limit for short-fiction is 1000 words, flash fiction is 500 words & micro fiction 50 words. No minimum word limit.

  3. Kindly send in your entries in a single document attached in either of the following formats ONLY: .doc, .docx,

ARTICLES,OP-EDS ETC​

  1. The world limit is 500 words

  2. Kindly send in your entries in a single document attached in either of the following formats ONLY: .doc, .docx,

  3. Please submit upto 2 pieces of work per submission.

VISUAL ART / ILLUSTRATIONS

  1.   Please submit up to 5 pieces of work per submission.

  2. Please include a 1-50 word "artist's statement" about each work. However, the final decision on the number of works to be featured will be taken by the Editorial and Design teams. 

  3. Please send in your artwork attached in either of the following formats ONLY: .jpg, .jpeg, .png .

  4. We accept most forms of visual art; this includes, but is not limited to photography, painting, illustration, drawing animation, sculpture, and ceramics.

PHOTO-ESSAYS

  1. Please submit ONLY 2 photo-essay/story per submission. You may submit the picture(s) without the essay.

  2. Please mention a title or one line description as a part of your submissions. 

  3. The word limit is 200 words. You may send up to 5 photographs. However, the final decision on the number of works to be featured will be taken by the Editorial and Design teams. 

  4. Please send in your photos attached in either of the following formats ONLY: .jpg, .jpeg, .png .

Copyrights

Proactive Procrastinators retains the right to publish your work as a whole, or pieces thereof, on our website and social media handles. We ask that you credit Proactive Procrastinators while sharing your published content on our platforms.