Submission Guidelines

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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS TO THRESHOLDS.

OUR CURRENT SUBMISSION WINDOW WILL CLOSE ON:
30 SEPTEMBER 2018

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During this time, we welcome submissions to the following departments:

Author Profile
Articles exploring the life, writings and influence of a single short story writer.

We Recommend
Personal recommendations of a collection/anthology, or a short story.

Discussions
Pieces that debate the merits and pitfalls of the short story form.

Writing Exercises
Tried and tested prompts, idea generators, crafting solutions, and approaches.

 

Before you submit: please familiarise yourself with the individual tone and style of the department to which you are submitting. And please note: we do not accept unsolicited short story submissions.

Contributions should be sent to the editor at: thresholds@chi.ac.uk

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- length of feature articles (We Recommend, Author Profiles, Discussion, Writing Exercises) should be between 750 and 1,500 words; length of book reviews should be between 500–800 words; the word count for entries to the annual Competition is 750–2,000 words;

- manuscripts should be double-spaced and left-hand justified;

- paragraphs should not be indented;

- titles of books and journals should be italicised;

- titles of short stories should be enclosed in single quotation marks;

- short extracts of a cited work should be enclosed in single quotation marks;

- extracts longer than two lines (on screen) should be single spaced, italicised and fully indented to set them apart from the rest of the text;

- dialogue which falls within an extract should be enclosed by double quotation marks;

- citations should be embedded in the text, not in footnotes, and use Harvard Referencing;

- all submissions should be emailed as an attachment to thresholds@chi.ac.uk, with the word ‘submission’ in the subject line;

- THRESHOLDS reserves the right to edit accepted features before they are published on the site.

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We respond to all department submissions that we receive, but this can take several weeks at busy times. If in doubt, please do drop us a line to check the progress of your piece.


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