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Calliope

Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
$6 (check first for availability)
Subscription: 
$16 ($21 addresses outside the U.S.)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 

We're small potatoes, generally unknown (or less known) struggling writers--but we truly appreciate new voices and we are within reach.

Formats: 
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
It varies, usually 3 or 4
Payment: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Calliope is the official publication of the Writers' Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, Ltd. It is published four times a year with a circulation that spans six countries and nearly every state in the USA. Calliope is essentially a writer’s workshop by mail, providing a forum where writers can exchange ideas, learn more about their craft, and see their work in print. New writers are always welcome. Membership in Mensa is not required to subscribe or to submit works for publication. We accept Poetry and Nonfiction submissions all year, and Fiction on an irregular basis.

Tips From the Editor

Fiction in Calliope should entertain the readers, most of whom are writers or aspiring writers. Calliope is open to any genre of short fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and all their sub-genres. Mixed genre stories and experimental forms are also welcome. Mainstream/literary stories will be considered if they are in some way out of the ordinary. Humor and satire are greatly appreciated. Editorial focus will be on originality, characterization, emotional content, and imagery. Sex, gore, and strong language, while not forbidden, must be used with discretion and be an integral part of the story. Take chances; challenge the readership but don’t, in the process, forget to tell a good story. We’re currently closed for Fiction until January 1st, 2015.

Contact Information

Cynthia Sabelhaus, General Editor
5975 W. Western Way PMB 116Y
Tucson, AZ 85713

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