Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal


We publish short and flash fiction, poetry, word art, and artwork that can be considered “strange and beautiful.” That’s open to interpretation. Literary sci-fi and fantasy, dystopia, utopia, weird tales, bizarro, or just literary stories that are kind of quirky and/or adorable.

We have four reading periods with a month off in between, on the following schedule:

Winter issue: reading from October 15th to December 15th

Spring issue: reading from January 15th to March 15th

Summer issue: reading from April 15th to June 15th

Fall issue: reading from July 15th to September 15th

Any submissions received between reading periods will be read when the next reading period begins.

Please include a brief bio, word count, and genre in your email and attach your submission as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

We strongly prefer standard manuscript format and ask that you please use times new roman or courier font, 12 point, 1 inch margins.

We happily accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us at the time of the submission and notify us immediately if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept unsolicited reprints of literature.

We ask that you wait until you hear from us before submitting another piece. We aim to respond to all submissions within 2-4 weeks of receipt. Usually, it's a lot sooner. During busy submission periods, it can be a bit longer.

We are all volunteers and unfortunately cannot pay our contributors, but that may change in the future.

Rights:

Upon acceptance, we acquire the first North American serial rights to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute, and market the electronic version of the Work in Publication, as well as nonexclusive electronic archival rights and the right to publish in a print anthology. All other, remaining rights revert to the Author upon publication. The Author agrees to refrain from selling or giving rights to another publication for one year from the date of this agreement and contract.

Thank you and we hope to read your work!




Ends on November 30, 2017
Poetry Guidelines

We publish poetry that can be considered strangely beautiful or beautifully strange. That’s open to interpretation. We love the bizarre, the experimental, the disastrously gorgeous, and the simply lovely.

Please include a brief third-person bio in your email and attach your submission as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

We happily accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us at the time of the submission and notify us immediately if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept reprints of poetry.

We ask that you wait until you hear from us before submitting another piece. We aim to respond to all submissions within 2-4 weeks of receipt. We're usually much faster.

We are all volunteers and unfortunately cannot pay our contributors, but that may change in the future.

Send us your best work. We look forward to reading and publishing it.




Ends on November 30, 2017
General Fiction Guidelines

We publish short and flash fiction that is strangely beautiful, or beautifully strange. That’s open to interpretation. Magical realism, literary sci fi and fantasy, or just literary stories that are kind of quirky and/or adorable.

Please include a brief third person bio, word count, and genre in your email and attach your submission as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

Preferences

We strongly prefer standard manuscript format and ask that you please use times new roman or courier font, 12 point, 1 inch margins.

We will read stories longer than 6,000 words, but are unlikely to publish them. 1,000-4,000 is ideal.

We happily accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us at the time of the submission and notify us immediately if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept reprints of literature.

We ask that you wait until you hear from us before submitting another piece. We aim to respond to all submissions within 2-4 weeks of receipt.

We are all volunteers and unfortunately cannot pay our contributors, but that may change in the future.

Send us your best work. We look forward to reading and publishing it.