"It’s that kind of intersection—in the case of our title, between literature and science—that interests us. We like things that meet, conjoin, dance, rebound, explode. Bring two things together; see what happens. "
Open:
Yes
Vibe: Send us your best but less intimidating
Response time:
?
Payment:
No
Simultaneous submissions:
Yes
Previously published:
No
Submission fee:
Free
Expedited submissions:
No
Available in print:
No
Examples online:
Yes

Important stuff

We welcome subs from underrepresented writers. This includes (QT)BIPOC folks and writers based outside North America and the UK.
Two of our editors have a soft spot for lyric pieces. “More of a seismograph, less of a timeline. I like the fragmented, the segmented which unapologetically doesn’t seek to be whole,” as one of the assistant CNF editors paraphrases Sarah Fawn Montgomery.
We strongly prefer content that feels grounded and specific. Evoke a particular place, a particular time. Dig deep into what makes home “home,” the origin of names, etc.
There are a few things we DO NOT WANT: 1) your Covid stories (unless you have a particular, unique experience), 2) philosophical musings, 3) boozy expat travel stories, 4) second person breakup stories.
If you have a submission that does not fit in the traditional genres, you have our immediate attention. We’re open to various forms of multimedia work.

Genres

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Fiction

Max words: 4000Got something shorter? We like flash. For fiction, send us up to three pieces, each less than 750 words
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Nonfiction

Max words: 4500Again, if you’ve got something shorter, great. For nonfiction, submit two pieces less than 750 words each
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Poetry

Max pieces: 5No more than 10 pages per submission
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Hybrid

No specific limitations

Examples

Examples are coming :) (or not available)

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