WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for fresh voices talking about all the different experiences and stories of being a Sri Lankan being: the good, the bad and the weirdly wonderful. Creative writing on any theme and subject matter* is welcome.

 

Accepted Genres: 

  • Creative writing: short stories, poetry and flash fiction 

  • Creative nonfiction: personal essays

  • Writing that Doesn’t Fit in a Box: hybrids, lists, dialogues, skits etc. go crazy 

CRITERIA

  • We do not accept previously published material  

  • *Submissions containing erotica, glorification of abuse or sexual assault, bigotry (racism, sexism, ableism, classism) and defamation will automatically not be considered.

Poetry:

No word limit for individual poems but keep it less than 3 pages. You can submit up to three poems at a time.

 

Flash Fiction:

Less than 500 words, title must be included. Can send up to 3 at once. 

 

Short Stories:

Less than 1750 words, title must be included. Can send up to 2 at once. 

 

Creative NonFiction:

Less than 1750 words, title must be included. Can send up to 2 at once. 

 

Mixed Bag (Writing that Doesn’t Fit in a Box):

Less than 1750 words, title must be included with a brief description of the piece. 

HOW TO SUBMIT

  • You may make upto 3 submissions at a time. 

  • Submissions should be sent to kopicollective@gmail.com with a subject line stating your last name, the genre of your piece, and the word “Submission” (ex:  Perera, Flash Fiction, Submission). 

  • State the title, nature of the piece and word count in the main body of the email. 

  • Format: MS Word Document or Google Doc

  • We do not require a bio or your details with your submission. If you wish to be published anonymously you may state your preference in the email, or decide later. 

SUCCESSFUL 

SUBMISSIONS

  • The selected pieces will be edited/ proofread by our team. Major edits will be discussed and collaborated on with the writer, minor edits (punctuation, small matters of word choice, etc) may be made without consultation. 

  • We are not-for-profit therefore we cannot pay for contributions, but you get to have your work edited and published for free. 

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