Because of the amount of
editorial support we offer here at VT, the standards we
ask for are very high. A good starting point for any submission
of your own original material is to read what we have included
in each issue. Fiction should be around 2-3000 words in
length, with shorter and longer pieces considered as well.
Evocative settings, inspirational
plots and dark and complex characters all fulfil our requirements.
Poetry should be powerful and captivating. They can be in
any form or style with shorter pieces being preferred to
long, mundane verse.
Articles can be on a number
of themes following the general guidelines above, with a
length of around 2000 words being best. Archaeology, history,
magic, writing ideas and ancient religions have all featured
in the pages of VT, and are all good avenues to consider.
Artwork intended for publication
in VT should be of the highest standard and quality, and
can be submitted in black and white or colour. Many of our
past issues have used the artwork of UK artist Ruby.
Accepted Material & The Editorial
Once your work has been
accepted for publication, you will be notified either by
email or letter by one of the VT editors, who will be your
point of contact until the successful publication of your
work. You retain all the rights to your work, allowing us
only the right to distribute paper copies of the magazine
in which your work appears in and in any unedited re-prints
We post a selection of past
submissions in each issue onto our website to provide an
interactive archive section to showcase the work that has
successfully been accepted for publication. At any time
you retain the right for your work not to be published in
this way by contacting editors, who will remove it from
the website as soon as possible.
Visionary Tongue will send
you a contract detailing your above rights and conditions,
for you to sign and return or agree to via email before
your work appears in our magazine. Please be aware that
by agreeing to be published in VT, you are assuming full
responsibility for any copyright infringements, libel or
trade mark encroachments encountered. At VT, we prefer original
work to be original.
Once your work has been
accepted for a future issue of VT, it will usually be sent
to one of our team of editors via email for possible alterations,
who will then contact the contributor with their suggestions.
This is a two way process between the author and the editor,
and all changes are made by consent only.
Once both parties are happy
with the final draft, the author’s work is then printed
in a future issue of VT. This editing is intended to help
contributors who wish to learn with their work, which remains
their sole effort. This feedback is free, and at any time
before publication contributors retain the right to withdraw
their submission from this process and place their work
Currently, payment for accepted
work is one free copy of the magazine. Extra copies can
be ordered for the usual price, or may be given by the discretion
of the editors for no extra charge.
How To Submit Your Work
We prefer submissions to
be made via email, in the main body of the email, not as
Please send all items for
consideration to: email@example.com
Submissions may also be
made by post, but please include your work on floppy disc
or CD formatted for Microsoft Works or Word (Windows 98/2000/XP).
Please include enough return postage if you want your submission
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