Call for Submissions: Moko Magazine

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David Knight Jr.—a writer from St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and contributor to ARC Magazine and The Caribbean Writer—has sent out a call for works for Moko magazine. Moko is described as a non-profit online magazine that focuses on promoting fiction, poetry, visual arts, and criticism that reflect a Caribbean heritage or experience. Knight explains that the publication is interested in “creating networks with a Pan-Caribbean ethos in a way that is also sensitive to our location within the Virgin Islands” while embracing diversity of experience and self-expression.

Description: Moko seeks submissions from both established and emerging writers, artists, and scholars, and encourages questioning of our societies and ourselves without fear of censorship. If you are a creator, we encourage you to contact one of our editors or submit your work via our website: www.mokomagazine.org.

We publish short stories, poems, interviews, essays, reviews of books, art, photography, and other types of visual media. Any academic articles requiring extensive bibliographic references should be submitted to other journals. Our goal is to publish the best possible work while encouraging Caribbean creators to continue developing their craft.

At this time, we do not accept any hard copy submissions. All submissions should include a brief biography along with your contact information emailed to submissions@mokomagazine.org. Please follow the guidelines for your respective discipline closely. We do not accept any previously published work and we can only entertain one submission per discipline at a time. Please allow at least 90 days for a response.

All writing for Moko should be double-spaced with one-inch margins in a Word (.doc) file. For poetry, submit 3-5 poems in a single document. For all other writing you may submit up to 3,000 words. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere please let us know as soon as possible.

All images for Moko should be submitted in jpg format. You may submit 4-5 jpgs no wider than 480 pixels for portrait and no taller than 480 pixels for landscape. Each image should be under 100kb and should be accompanied by a brief description in the cover page. Larger file sizes will be requested once images are accepted for publication. The same guidelines apply for photography submissions as well as photography of art submissions. Videos should be first uploaded to Vimeo or Youtube and proof of authorship must be included in the cover letter.

For original post (in ARC magazine), see http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2013/09/moko-magazine-call-for-works/

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