Who are we?
Punctuate. A Nonfiction Magazine is a new online and print publication from the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago. The word punctuate derives from the Latin punctum, meaning point; we aim to promote a kind of striking, honest, diverse nonfiction writing that has a point to prove.
What do we publish?
Punctuate seeks emerging and established writers to submit complex, provocative, unique nonfiction writing. Punctuate publishes traditional and experimental writing side by side, showcasing a mosaic of forms that push disciplinary boundaries, including personal essays, flash nonfiction, graphic essays, and journal excerpts.
How do you submit to Punctuate.?
Visit blogs.colum.edu/punctuate or type punctuate.colum.edu into your browser and click on the Submit Your Work tab. Our submission fee is $3.00. We will reply in eight to twelve weeks. Multiple submissions are accepted.
What about interviews and reviews?
Send pitches for interviews and nonfiction book reviews to:
Interviews Editor: Sam Weller, email@example.com
Reviews Editor: T Clutch Fleischmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info, contact our managing editor Ian Morris at email@example.com.
Where can you read Punctuate?
Our online magazine features essays, reviews, interviews, blog posts, including new work from Marcia Aldrich, Kathleen Rooney, and Rochelle Hurt. Our first print issue was released in the fall of 2016. Subscription information can be found on our website. Our premier print issue showcases the work of Bret Lott, Anne Panning, Ander Monson, and an interview with novelist Aleksandar Hemon.
Punctuate. A Nonfiction Magazine is a publication of the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.
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