Seshat, the Egyptian goddess of writing, was credited with having invented writing. Her name means “she who writes”, and we aim to showcase those who are passionate about their writings.
Here in Seshat Literary Magazine, we like to focus on excellent writing that vivifies the craft. All submissions must follow the requirements listed below:
Fiction and Non-Fiction
12-point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman or other readable font. No longer than 7000 words. Well-written speculative and literary fiction are welcome, as are creative non-fiction pieces. No explicit content or fan fiction pieces.
12-point font, single-spaced, Garamond or other readable font. No limit, but please do not send us a novel-length poem. No explicit content or political pieces.
Art & Photography
As of right now, we are not accepting artwork, but we plan to soon. Keep alert for more information as this changes. For our Spring Issue (beginning December 15, 2017), we will be accepting photography and art submissions. All photography must be of scenic views–no selfies, pictures of people, or explicit content. We define “scenic” as images of lakes, parks, photography of the aurora borealis, solar eclipse, etc. Artwork may be scenic, abstract, portrait(s) of multiple people, or any other format–again, no explicit content, and no fan-art. All explicit content and fan-art will be immediately rejected. All submitted work must also be previously unpublished.
As of right now, we are not accepting script pieces, but we plan to soon. Keep alert for more information as this changes.
As of right now, we are not accepting articles, but we plan to soon. Keep alert for more information as this changes.
· We prefer short, third-person bios of 50 words or less, but are willing to accept bios that go over this limit. We automatically reject any submissions who don’t include a bio.
· We prefer that writers be currently homeschooled, but we also accept writing from former homeschoolers, homeschool graduates, homeschool parents, and pro-homeschool writers, provided that writers of this last category note this. Writing about homeschooling is not a requirement, but it is welcomed, appreciated, and encouraged.
· All writers who submit must be 13 years old or over.
· We do not accept work whose sole purpose is to discriminate against any group. We also prefer that submitted work is considered G, PG, or PG-13. We are less likely to accept work that is PG-13, but occasionally we will. This is so that we can reach both younger and older audiences.
· Due to time constraints, the submission openings are currently scheduled as follows:
July 15, 2018-September 1, 2018: To be published in late-September to mid-October – Fall Issue November 30, 2018-February 15, 2019: To be published in early-March, 2019 to late-March, 2019 – Spring Issue
All submissions submitted between July 15, 2018 to May 1, 2019 will be considered for our fourth issue. We will aim to release this between the middle and end of May with the aim of including 15+ authors.
Our fifth (summer) issue’s submissions will be open from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018 with the aim of including from 3-10 authors.
· All submissions must be previously unpublished. Work posted anywhere online or in print counts as published. Upon acceptance of your work, you give us the right to publish your work online and archive your work on the site. All rights return to the author upon publication.
· Response times vary from 1 day up to 9 months. We aim to give short response times, but responses may take longer during certain times of the year.
· Submissions are now OPEN for our fourth issue. Email us with your submissions and questions to: seshatlitmag (at) gmail (dot) com.