Q: How often do you publish the journal?
A: Twice a year! Our Fall Issue is due September 2019. Our Spring Issue is due March 2020.
Q: Who are you looking to publish?
A: We are specific in our audience of creators. We seek to publish those of marginalized identities who live or have lived in the Lawrence and Greater Kansas City Area.
Q: I haven’t lived in Lawrence or KC, but I have lived nearby. How lenient are you on this guideline?
A: We aren’t too strict about this. If you have lived within, say, a 50-mile radius of either Lawrence or the edge of the Greater KC Area, that’s just fine. If you’ve never stepped foot in Kansas or Missouri, this probably isn’t the right fit. Though this doesn’t mean you can’t read and support the journal!
Q: When you say “creators of marginalized identities” what do you mean?
A: We are looking for writers and artists who have been marginalized due to their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, and/or disability. We seek to publish and promote queer writers, black writers, writers of color, trans writers, native writers, undocumented writers, disabled writers, impoverished, and incarcerated writers.
Q: How soon can I expect to hear back on my submission?
A: It is our goal to respond within one month of the close of our reading period. If you have not heard from us after this period of time, please feel free to inquire through Submittable or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Why should I submit my work to Snarl?
A: Snarl is an independent print journal that specifically aims to publish and promote local writers of marginalized identities. Our focus is to bolster existing communities in our area, create community in unexpected places, and offer the literary world a high-quality print journal of spectacular writing.