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Black Clock will respond to authors on all submissions already in the magazine’s possession by October 15th 2015. 

Please note that, due to a backlog, Black Clock is will not be holding an open reading period this Fall.


To be considered for publication, the following information must appear on the first page of the submission: the author’s name, the author’s snail-mail address, the author’s phone number, the author’s email address.


Work should be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word, a file format that can be opened with a standard word processing application (.txt, .rtf), or as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. All manuscripts should be double-spaced and all submissions should be in 12 point font.

Submission Limits

One submission per reading period. In the instance that we receive multiple submissions, only the first submission received will be considered. Submissions are limited to one story and cannot exceed 3,500 words.


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