[Submissions are being accepted until November 1. Scroll down for categories.]


TINGE Magazine is looking for fiction, nonfiction, and  poetry that is honest, affecting, and revelatory. We seek pieces that  linger for hours after we’ve read them—that tinge the trees and the sky, and the way we view each other.

Our  preference is for pieces of exceptional literary quality. We aim to  publish work that defies or interrogates conventions of form and genre.

TINGE  Magazine is usually published twice a year, in the Spring (May) and in  the Fall (December). In general, our reading periods are from January 1  to March 1 for the Spring issue, and September 1 to November 1 for the  Fall issue.

TINGE is edited by the graduate students of Temple University’s M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.  As writers ourselves, we believe that all pieces of writing are labors  of love, and we want to honor the effort you put into them. We read  every submission we receive with the care and attention it deserves. We  make every effort to respond to all submissions by, respectively, May  and January.

Submission Rules

  1. There are no fees for submissions.
  2. We only accept submissions via Submittable  in Microsoft Word (“.doc”/“.docx”) and PDF (“.pdf”) formats. Please  make the filename the same as the title of the piece, e.g., “The  Errand.doc.”
  3. We prefer the font size to be 12 points for the  text. Cite your name and contact information on the top of the first  page. Prose pieces should be double-spaced.
  4. We ask for a short bio in the “Cover Letter or Bio” field that lists previous publications and awards. Please add a line telling us how you heard of us (Submittable, NewPages, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, a friend, etc.).
  5. Please make only one submission to TINGE  during each two-month reading period. Simultaneous submissions to other  publications are permitted, but let us know immediately upon acceptance  elsewhere. If you need to withdraw a submission, do so through Submittable.
  6. We  will not consider any material that has previously appeared anywhere in  North America, in any form, print or online (we acquire First North  American Serial Rights). At this time, we cannot provide any honoraria  for works that are selected.
  7. We do allow submissions from people  affiliated with Temple University, but cannot offer any special  treatment. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit to HYPHEN, the excellent literary journal published by the Department of English.








Ends on November 1, 2018

One short story, up to 25 double-spaced pages. Novel excerpts will be considered if they can stand alone.

Ends on November 1, 2018

One to three poems. If sending more than one poem, include everything in a single file.

Ends on November 1, 2018

One personal essay, memoir, or interview up to 25 double-spaced pages. No book reviews or criticism.

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