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  • All orders come with free Fugue stickers and buttons (while supplies last)
  • Our current print issue is Issue 53 - Summer/Fall 2017
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  • The following back issues are out of print:
    • Issue 45 - Summer/Fall 2013
    • Issue 43 - Summer/Fall 2012
    • Issue 41 - Summer/Fall 2011
    • Issue 40 - Winter/Spring 2011
    • Issue 39 - Summer/Fall 2010
    • Issue 36 - Winter/Spring 2009
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2018 Prose Contest submissions should include no more than one short story or one essay per submission in a .doc, .docx (preferred), or .PDF document. Multiple submissions are considered as long as a separate fee is paid for each. Contest winners in prose receive $1,000 and publication in Fugue's summer/fall print issue. All entries are considered for publication. *Please identify the genre of your submission in the actual file.

This year's judge for the prose contest is Carmen Maria Machado. Her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New YorkerGrantaTin HouseGuernicaGulf Coast, NPR, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press. Visit www.carmenmariamachado.com for more.

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2018 poetry contest submissions should include 1-3 poems per submission in a .doc, .docx (preferred), or .PDF document. Multiple submissions are considered as long as a separate fee is paid for each. Contest winners in poetry receive $1,000 and publication in Fugue's summer/fall print issue. All entries are considered for publication.

This year's judge for the poetry contest, Vijay Seshadri, was born in Bangalore, India, in 1954 and moved to America at the age of five. He is the author of the poetry books Wild Kingdom, The Long Meadow, The Disappearances, and 3 Sections, as well as many essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with many honors, most recently the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and, in 2015, the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was educated at Oberlin College and Columbia University, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, where he has held the Michele Tolela Myers Chair.

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Fugue is excited to officially invite you to submit your photo-poem mashups, collages, erasures, and other image-based work that tells a story, asks a question, complicates a boundary, or tests a hypothesis in a way that uses the language of shape and color as well as (or in place of) text. Maybe there are words or maybe there aren’t? We won’t know until you show us what you’ve got. We are seeking pieces that surprise us, forging new connections and blurring old ones. Please initially submit your work as a .jpg or .png file if possible. We prefer 300 dpi and 1920 x 1080 pixels, but if we select your piece(s) for publication, we can talk more about image quality then. We thank you, and look forward to viewing/reading your work.

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We want your fresh voices and challenging poems. Send us your resistances, your mystic letters, your incantations, spells, curses, short poems, long poems (not book-length, of course), American sonnets, dispatches from marginalia, erasures, lyric laudanums, and excursions to the unknown, to the “here-be-monsters.”

Please keep your excursions to 5 poems. Thank you, and we look forward to reading your work. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

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Send us something fresh. We want to be surprised, to read an unconventional story—a piece that pops, sticks to our eyelids. Maybe you’re taking a risk with language, plot, characterization, or structure? We won’t know until you show us what you’re up to. We're not looking for morals, but hungry questions. We want peculiar tales that couldn't be anything other than what they are. Narrative that works as a vessel for something else. Most of all: we want a voice we can't stop listening to.

Please submit no more than 12-15 pages. If it’s more than that, you’re taking your chances, but we’ll see if it lands. We thank you for thinking of us, and look forward to reading your work. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

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We are looking for prose(ish) writing that advances. Perhaps not in a straight line. Perhaps the language loops and curls. Perhaps it shatters into fragments. Perhaps it doubles back, discovers hinterlands. And perhaps that which advances isn’t so much narrative as it is structure, form, idea, or intellection. Then again, a tidy (or tiny!) narrative, well told, that sticks with us—well, we want that, too.

Please do not submit works longer than 5,000 words. We also welcome flash nonfiction (1,000 words or less). In most cases, we do not publish academic or scholarly articles, but if you’ve got a funky piece of auto-theory on your hands, give us a try. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

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