We’ve made a few changes to our submissions page. Most important, we’ve set a maximum of 3,000 words for prose submissions. Treat that as an upper limit; we like short pieces.
We’ve also tried to make it clearer that your SASE is for our reply: a regular envelope with a “forever” stamp is all you need. All manuscripts will be recycled.
I have been preparing answers for the “editor’s interview” to be posted on Duotrope. One question is: “What do submitters most often get wrong about your submissions process?” My answer: Sending something because it is about New Mexico instead of sending fully polished work.
In deciding what to submit, remember that the border between the U.S. and Mexico is not the only border that raises issues. We are interested in work that describes or challenges borders of all kinds: physical, social, intellectual.
Submissions must be postmarked by June 30.
May I submit 2 different stories (each less than 3K) words?
Yes, if you feel they’re both as good as you can make them! Thanks for your interest in the journal.
Two stories sent, along with SASE. They are both under 3K words. Both are in fact located in NM, and I hope they are good enough!
Do you have just one submission period a year? If not, what are the dates of all submission periods.
We are an annual event. Submissions from April through June, responses by September, and the issue is out by the following March.