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Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. It bills itself as “an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.” Transition is published three times annually by Indiana University Press.

Transition does accept simultaneous submissions.  Please notify to withdraw a piece if it has been accepted elsewhere. Does not accept multiple submissions within a four-month period.  Within a season, an author may submit one packet of 5-7 poems, 1 short story, 1 essay, or 1 interview.  Multiple submissions will result in all submissions being rejected.

Now only accepts electronic submissions through Submittable. Submissions sent by physical mail will be recycled unread.

Expect to revise.  With the exception of poetry, Transition almost never publishes work in the form it was originally submitted.  Authors of work under consideration may receive editorial feedback and requests to revise prior to final acceptance.

All submissions should include a brief cover letter that includes a short author bio. For all submissions, please include the following information in your cover letter and in the top left corner of the first page of all documents:

Email address
Title of the work
Word count (or page count, for poetry)

Pages should be numbered and include the author’s name on every page. All text submissions must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format.  Images may be submitted in .jpg, .tiff, .gif, or .png. Use 12pt. Times New Roman font unless there is a stylistic reason to do otherwise.

Transition pays contributors with one print copy of the issue in which their work appears, and the opportunity to reach a broad, international audience.

Submit: non-fiction prose, short fiction, poetry, interviews, review essays, artwork and photography
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