SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

ISSUE IV: MIRROR OF SOCIETY

It was Plato that first proclaimed that art was an imitation of reality; centuries later, famous creatives such as Bong Joon Ho and Hwang Dong-hyuk—directors of Parasite and Squid Game, respectively—have opened our eyes to issues of wealth inequality and endemic corruption, along with other global issues.  

 

For this issue, we seek unique depictions of society at this turbulent moment. Whether it be culture, media, or politics, we seek works that reflect the unique characteristics of your individual societies and countries. Literature and art, through its rawness and depth, are often described to be mirrors of society. We wish to see works that encapsulate this idea, grapple with it, and explore it uniquely.


When you pull back the curtains of society, what do you find?  

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • We accept writing that is previously published. However, we ask that you state the previous place of publication.

  • Please title the subject line with your name, accompanied by submission type and title. (i.e. Robert Frost, Poetry, "The Road Not Taken"

  • We ask you to submit all writing in 12 pt, Times New Roman, double-spaced formatting. 

  • Though we do accept simultaneous submissions, please indicate this in your email. Additionally, while we will congratulate you on your work's acceptance into another literary publication, we ask that you follow up with us when this happens. 

  • Please provide the following information in the body of your email:

    • A short 70-word bio of yourself​

    • Title(s) of submission(s)

  • We will not publish any work that is offensive in nature. The Global Youth Review does not endorse any form of homophobia, racism, sexism, and other narratives that may be harmful and offensive. As our magazine's audience consists primarily of minors, we ask that you refrain from using curse words. 

Prose

Genre and literary fiction are accepted.

  • The word limit for prose submissions is 5000 words. Though we consider longer pieces, submission that abide by the word count are prioritized. 

  • Any digital files are accepted, though Word and Docs files are preferred.

  • Please submit a maximum of 3 pieces at any given time.

Poetry

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  • The word limit for poetry submissions is 1000 words. Though we consider longer pieces, submissions that abide by the word count are prioritized. 

  • We ask that you format your poems the way you want them to be formatted when published. 

  • Any digital files are accepted, though Word and Docs files are preferred.

  • Please submit up to 5 pieces at any given time.

Nonfiction

  • The word limit for nonfiction submissions is 5000 words. Though we consider longer pieces, submission that abide by the word count are prioritized. 

  • We ask that you cite your sources (if any) in MLA formatting.

  • Though we usually do not consider multimedia to be published alongside nonfiction pieces, please feel free to send in any videos, pictures, and artwork you feel should be published with your piece. 

  • Any digital files are accepted, though Word and Docs files are preferred.

  • Please submit up to 3 pieces at any given time.

Visual Media

All visual media, including digital art, 3D art, 2D art, architecture designs, photographs, and videos are accepted. 

  • Any digital files are accepted, though .MOV, .JPG, and .PNG, are preferred.

  • Please ensure that the quality of your files is above 450px*600px (for picture files) and 720p (for moving files)

  • Please submit up to 3 pieces of visual media at any given time. 

TERMS OF SUBMISSION

  • Please allow for up to five weeks for a response from us. Any longer and feel free to nudge us by emailing us! 

  • Upon acceptance, The Global Youth Review reserves first North American publishing rights and archival rights. All rights are reverted to the author/artist upon publication. 

ALL submissions will close on JANUARY 15th, 2022.