We are excited to announce the Leaf Magazine, a print journal dedicated to the best writing from our communities. The 2019 Leaf is now published and available on our website and, for those outside of the U.S., on Amazon. The journal includes some of the poems that we have already published on the Curator, but it also includes previously unpublished poetry and some excellent visual art. In the Leaf, we share with you our forays into language and meaning, and we hope to encourage a culture that recognizes quality and strives to create things of value.
We are now gathering prose, poetry, and art for the 2020 issue of the Leaf. We’d like to encourage all writers and artists to submit to the magazine. Anyone whose work we publish in the Leaf will receive a complimentary copy.
- All work should be previously unpublished, unless it has appeared only on a personal website. If it has, however, please let us know.
- Poetry—We will never discourage short poems, but we are also interested in longer poetry than we’ve published on the Curator, provided that the poems remain focused throughout. If we do not accept a poem for the Leaf, we will put it under consideration for the Curator’s weekly poems, unless the author requests otherwise.
- Stories—We are looking both for fiction and for creative nonfiction. Stories should be shorter than 8,000 words, though we may make exceptions in exceptional cases. If we don’t have space for a story in this issue, we will consider it for future issues, unless the author requests otherwise.
- Visual art—We plan to print in color. Drawings, photography, and other art forms are welcome.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Leaf Magazine Submission,” preferably by May 1st, 2020. Include your name, a mailing address, and a one-sentence description of yourself. If you wish to send a physical copy, send it to the following address. Include your email address or phone number and your mailing address. If you want your submission back in case we don’t publish it, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
The Curator: Leaf Magazine
11608 Greencastle Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
We look forward to seeing your work—tell your friends about the magazine and encourage them to send us their work as well!
The Leaf editors