You’re here. Welcome. We are so pleased you’ve considered Appalachia Bare. We accept original works unique to Appalachia or the Appalachian experience. We accept works from all writers – new or established – as well as simultaneous submissions. We do require that the writer inform us if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere. Submission is year-round. You may submit as many times as you like but please submit only one genre at a time. At present, our response time is less than four weeks.

We believe bona fide stories dwell in Appalachia and we understand each person holds his or her own narrative. Please read the following guidelines before sending us your work. If guidelines are not adhered, your work may not be considered.

 

NONFICTION

  • Posts must be topics unique to Appalachia or the Appalachian experience.
  • Posts must be one (1) complete article no longer than 2000 words.
  • Submissions must be double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. The author’s name should appear on the top right-hand corner of each page.
  • Interviews are the only form exception.
  • Submit your work via email to submissions@appalachiabare.com with the entry category in the subject line (nonfiction, fiction, photography, etc.).
  • In the body of the email, please include the author’s name, the post’s title, genre, and word count, along with the author’s contact information and a short bio (50 to 75 words).

 

FICTION

  • Short stories and flash fiction must be original and complete.
  • We do accept novel and play excerpts as long as the submission meets the guidelines defined here.
  • Submissions must be one (1) short story or two (2) flash fiction or one (1) novel excerpt or one (1) short play or play excerpt.
  • Submissions cannot exceed 3500 words and must be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. The author’s name should appear on the top right-hand corner of each page.
  • Plays are the only form exception.
  • Submit your work via email to submissions@appalachiabare.com with the entry category in the subject line (nonfiction, fiction, photography, etc.).
  • In the body of the email, please include the author’s name, the post’s title, genre, and word count, along with the author’s contact information and a short bio (50 to 75 words).

 

POETRY

  • Submit one (1) email with no more than three (3) poems in separate files. No epic poems, please.
  • Submit your work via email to submissions@appalachiabare.com with the entry category in the subject line (fiction, poetry, photography, etc.).
  • In the body of the email, please include the poet’s name, the title of each poem, the contact information, and a short bio (50 to 75 words).
  • The poet’s name and email should be on the top right-hand corner of each poem.
  • Poetry must be single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, unless this interferes with the poem’s form.

 

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Since we only receive images in digital files, we cannot accept material samples.
  • Please email attachments or a link of your photography and/or art portfolio to submissions@appalachiabare.com with the entry category in the subject line (fiction, photography, art, etc.).
  • In the body of the email, please include the artist/photographer name, the title of each entry, the contact information, and a short bio (50 to 75 words).
  • Preferable image specifications for submission:
    • Maximum 2-3 MB
    • Resolution: 1920w x 1080h max
    • DPI/PPI of 300 or less
    • JPEG or PNG

Photos outside of these parameters may still be considered but will need some adjustment before posting.

 

MUSIC

At this time, Appalachia Bare only accepts scripted lyrics and ballad submissions, as well as featured stories about musical instruments, artists, and venues.

We stress at this time. We are working toward that goal to showcase these most excellent talents of the Appalachian Region.

 

VIDEO

At this time, Appalachia Bare does not accept video submissions.

We stress at this time. We are working toward that goal to showcase these most excellent talents of the Appalachian Region.

 

MAILED SUBMISSIONS

At this time, we do accept submissions through the postal service. Please send your submission to:

P.O. Box 27856
Knoxville, TN 37927

The submission guidelines above still apply with the following changes for mailed submissions:

Nonfiction and fiction submissions must be double spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with numbered pages. The author’s name should appear on the top right-hand corner of each page. Interviews and plays are the only form exceptions.

In a cover letter, please provide the writer’s name, the post’s title, genre, and word count, along with contact information and a short bio (50 to 75 words).

 

Poetry submissions must be single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, unless this interferes with the poem’s form. No epic poems, please. Each poem should have a separate page with the poet’s name on the upper right-hand corner of each page.

In a cover letter, please provide the poet’s name, the title of each poem, the contact information, and a short bio (50 to 75 words).

 

RIGHTS

By sub­mit­ting your work, you are stating that you are the sole author/artist and that you retain all rights for your work. Upon accep­tance, Appalachia Bare receives exclu­sive First Ser­ial rights with the understanding that the work may be archived on our Appalachia Bare website. Once publicized, all other rights return to the author and/or artist. Republishing should acknowledge that the work was orig­i­nally pub­lished by Appalachia Bare.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

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Tennessee State Library & Archives