Twyckenham Notes is an independent online literary magazine based out of South Bend, Indiana. Founded in early 2017 by Editor-in-chief Austin Veldman, TN publishes unsolicited and solicited poetry and artwork quarterly (March, June, September, & December). Committed to publishing a variety of voices, from fellow Hoosiers to poets around the world, TN seeks to present an honest and visceral rendering of our collective human experience.

We have several avenues to publication in Twyckenham Notes, and besides the Featured Artist Series, all contribuors are paid. We publish poetry and artwork in our quaterly standard issues. We also offer the Joe Bolton Poetry Award, an annual poetry contest that awards $400 and publication to a single poem or small group of poems. In addition, submissions are considered on a rolling basis for the Featured Artist Series, a publication means that highlights a specific poet, artist, photographer, or storyteller. 

Poetry published in Twyckenham Notes has been named a finalist for the Best of the Net Anthology. We also nominate for Bettering American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize

Full submission details can be found below. 

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We are currently reading submissions for Issue Eight (Spring 2019).
 

Twyckenham Notes nominates accepted poetry for various awards and contests, including Bettering American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. Poetry published in TN has been named among the finalists for the Best of the Net Anthology. We are interested in poetry of all styles, but none in which the writer-reader connection is lost entirely. Edgy is good; so is heart. We want kinetic poetry with lifeblood and plenty of momentum. The best way to get a feel of what we like is to visit one of our past issues.

  SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Please send up to 5 poems in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Please do not include any identifying information on the poems themselves. All work will be read blind.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We accept previously unpublished work only.
  • Include a third person bio and previous publications in the cover letter box in Submittable.
  • Poems must be in English.
  • One poem per page. Use a standard font.
  •  Please only submit once per reading period. Both accepted and declined poets should wait at least 6 months (two issues) before submitting again.  
  • If you need to make a correction to your submission, please DO NOT withdraw. Notify us of the changes through the messaging system in Submittable and we will correct your submission.

  

Poets will be awarded $10 per accepted poem.

Poets of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN. Poetry that promotes or glorifies racism, sexism, or homophobic ideals will be shredded.
 

Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights, the right to archive your work online, use in promotional materials, and to reprint as part of an anthology. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book of poems or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here.
 

We look forward to reading your work!

Ends on January 31, 2019$2.50
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We are now considering art submissions for Issue Eight (Spring 2019).


We consider artwork and photography for publication in each issue. We usually select one to two artists, featuring a favorite and extraordinary piece as the issue cover image. This cover image is displayed on the magazine’s homepage for up to three months, or until the next issue is published.

We are drawn particularly to surrealism, work in which the human person is the subject, or abstract compositions. Artwork of natural landscapes, while holding their own great qualities, are not in the publication interests of Twyckenham Notes. We want to stress that by photography, we mean photographs that are compositions, not just pictures of ‘things’. Photographs that are aware of the principles of art and thus are striking in their use of line, shape, contrast, & color have the highest chance of publication. Great photography shows us a perspective of the world we could not normally capture just by walking around.


  Artists will be awarded $15 per accepted piece.


  SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
 

  • Please send up to 10 pieces of artwork as attachments
  • Images/artwork must be in high resolution digital copy
  • Include a third person bio in the cover letter section in Submittable
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. We accept previously unpublished work only.

  

  Artists of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to TN. Art that promotes or glorifies racism, sexism, or homophobic ideals will be deleted.

 Twyckenham Notes acquires First North American Serial Rights and the right to archive your work online. If your work is subsequently published elsewhere (in a book or anthology), please mention that it first appeared here. If your work is not selected, please wait at least two issues before submitting again. Past contributors should wait one year from the date of publication to submit again.

If selected, the featured artist will have their poems, short fiction, or artwork showcased on the front page of the magazine as well as in the "Notes" section.

Publication frequency is at the discretion of Twyckenham Notes and is dependent of the quality of submissions. A new featured artist may be published once every month or as long as several months may pass between new featured artists.


POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Send up to 7 poems in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter
  • Use a standard font.


ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDLINES

  • Send up to 10 pieces of artwork as attachments
  • Exceptional photography will be considered
  • Images must be high resolution
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter


SHORT FICTION GUIDELINES

  • Send up to 3 short stories in a single .doc or .docx file
  • Include a third person bio and artist photo in the cover letter
  • Use a standard font


FEATURED ARTIST SERIES

No. 1Courtney CarrollOctober 1, 2017

No. 2 Dmitry SamarovDecember 17, 2017

No. 3 Steve HennJanuary 27, 2018

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