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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.
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
It varies, usually 3 or 4 including poets
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Contact General Editor for current single-issue availability and prices
Subscription Price: 
$26 (plus postage surcharge for addresses outside USA)
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Calliope is published by the Writers' Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, Ltd. It is published quarterly with a circulation that spans 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 the craft, and see their work in print. New writers are always welcome. Mensa membership is not required to subscribe or to submit works for publication. Poetry and Fiction submissions are accepted on an irregular basis. See website for current status.

Tips From the Editor

Fiction in Calliope should entertain our 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 most sub-genres. Mixed genre stories and experimental forms are also welcome. Mainstream/literary stories will be considered if in some way they are out of the ordinary. Humor and satire are greatly appreciated. Editorial focus is 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.

Contact Information

Cynthia Sabelhaus, General Editor
PO Box 285
Green Valley
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Last updated: Jul 01, 2022