Seaborne Magazine is “a digital publication with a mission to celebrate the brightest jewels on Mother Nature’s crown: our seas and oceans.” They publish bi-annual issues of atmospheric fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual artwork and respond quickly in about two weeks or so. See my interview with editors Adriana Ciontea and Kevin Woodley with a link to submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Seaborne.
EDITORS: Seaborne is a digital literary magazine for writing and artwork which celebrates the sea. It’s also a platform to raise awareness about the issues that affect our environment today. But first and foremost, it’s about great art.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Seaborne originally started?
EDITORS: We are passionate about the sea and wanted to merge this passion with our love for stories. We seemed to have filled a space in the market for a magazine all about the wonders and dangers of the sea as the response to our magazine has been incredibly supportive.
HOPKINSON: Who is your target reader audience?
EDITORS: Anybody that loves art and cares about supporting the sea.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
EDITORS: Enchanting, atmospheric writing that captures the ebb and flow of the sea and all of its hidden mystery.
HOPKINSON: What do you wish you’d see submitted, but rarely comes in?
EDITORS: Surprisingly, we don’t receive many ballads and shanties, considering this is a magazine all about the sea. There’s a definite sense of song and voice to the sea, in its history, so we’d like to see some creative explorations of this.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite lit mags/journals?
EDITORS: Elementum journal is one of our favourites.
HOPKINSON: What is your favorite part of being on staff with Seaborne?
EDITORS: We love the diversity of submissions that come through and that our magazine can bring so many voices together from all over the world. It’s great to see everyone’s take on the subject and the way they engage with the sea.
HOPKINSON: Where can we send submissions?
HOPKINSON: If someone has a question, how can they contact you?
EDITORS: Through our email address our social media channels (for social media, Twitter is best.)
DEADLINE: January 1, 2021
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: atmospheric fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual artwork
FORMAT: digital EPUB/PDF
ISSUE FREQUENCY: bi-annually
AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME: 2 weeks (sometimes longer if busy)
SUBMISSION METHOD: email
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: yes, but please notify if accepted elsewhere
PAYMENT: None, “No payment at the moment. We want to pay our contributors in the future and are exploring ways of doing this.”
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