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Thank you for your interest in submitting your creative work to LiveWire!  

Submission Deadline for the 2018 Issue is June 30, 2017. Our staff will be reading and selecting work for Issue #6 in the Spring of 2018, with writers/artists receiving acknowledgment of “provisional acceptance” or “decline” in mid-fall 2017. If your work is selected for publication, you will be asked to sign declaration of copyright to indicate that you hold the copyright to your work, and to grant LiveWire copyright privileges to publish your work.

In the body of your email message, please include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • If you are a Fullerton College student, your banner ID
  • Preferred email address and preferred contact phone number
  • Title of your submission
  • Genre of your submission (spoken word, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or music)
  • Number of words in your submission
  • A brief bio of yourself (maximum 50 words) for use if your work is selected for publication
  • Confirmation that your submission is your own, original work

To submit multiple pieces: Please send a separate email for each individual submission of fiction, creative nonfiction, spoken word or music. You may submit up to 3 poems for consideration in a single email; please send all poems as a separate attachment. List the titles of each poem in the body and subject of your email.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction: 

Send your work as an email attachment to lwjournal@fullcoll.edu. Creative writing should be sent as .doc or .docx files. In the attachment, do not include your name or contact information. You may send a prose submission of a maximum of 3,000 words. Please submit all writing in 12 pt. Times New Roman with 1-inch margins on all four sides. Prose should be double-spaced; poetry should be single-spaced or formatted as required for the poem. For the subject of the email, please include the title of your piece in quotes and the genre (Example: “Title” Poetry).

Spoken Word, Music:

Send your work as an email attachment to lwjournal@fullcoll.edu as an MP3 file. Please also attach the lyrics to your piece as a .doc or .docx file. In the attachments: do not include your name or contact information. For the subject of the email, please include the title of your piece in quotes and the genre (Example: “Title” Music).

What Is the Criteria Used for Selection for Writing?

At LiveWire, we consider work for publication based on four main criteria:

  1. Novelty/creativity
  2. Voice
  3. Craft
  4. Relevance to the Fullerton College community (i.e. our primary audience).

In addition, we are committed to including more than 50% student writing in each issue. We intend to publish between 8-10 texts (prose, poetry, spoken word) in our upcoming issue, so inclusion in the journal is highly selective, and only the best work will be published. Writers, musicians, and artists who wish to have their work considered for publication should take care to submit only polished, finished work.  Work in need of any but the most minor editing will be declined.

Our staff will be reading and selecting work for issue #6 in the Spring of 2017, with writers receiving acknowledgment of “provisional acceptance” or “decline” in mid-Summer 2017.

Note: in some cases, writers may receive another notification: “revise and resubmit.”  If you receive a “revise and resubmit” notification, the LiveWire Staff will advise you as to the nature of their concerns and provide you with a re-submission deadline in sometime in early Summer.

HOW TO SUBMIT TO LIVEWIRE AS A VISUAL ARTIST:

Artwork is commissioned for LiveWire after the written texts for the issue have been selected. If selected, you will be creating a new piece inspired by one of the selected texts. We ask artists to submit a digital portfolio of their work. Please send a digital portfolio of your work as a link to Ryan Shiroma: lwjournal@fullcoll.edu

Along with your portfolio, please include a document with the following typed information:

  • Your full name
  • If you are a current Fullerton College student, your banner ID
  • Preferred email address and preferred contact phone number
  • Name and contact information of one reference (FC Faculty, employer, etc)
  • A brief bio of yourself (maximum 50 words) for use if your work is selected for publication
  • Confirmation that your painting or photography is your own original work

What is the Criteria for Becoming a LiveWire Artist?

At LiveWire, we consider artists for commissions for evidence of work that meets four main criteria:

  1. Novelty/Creativity
  2. Craft
  3. Relevance to writing being published
  4. Endorsement of a faculty member or employer

We ask that we have exclusive rights to use your image online for one year and always be able to display your image with the text for which it was commissioned (in our archives, future print publication, and so forth). Our staff will be selecting artists for the 2018 issue after the submission deadline June 30, 2017.