Events and Submissions

Meet Us at Steel City Coffeehouse 

Every 4th Sunday of the Month! 

Steel City and Affinity CoLab are getting together to host another Poetry and Story Slam! Come participate by bringing your best works or just come to listen and observe. Affinity CoLab contributors will be sharing and opening the mic up to anyone in the community who wants to present material.

For more information about Steel City Coffeehouse click HERE

Deadlines for Submissions

2019 Issue I, Simple Pleasures: January 31, 2019
2019 Issue II, Rebel/Rebellion: June 15, 2019
2019 Issue III, Onomatopoeia: October 15, 2019

2020 Issue I People, Portraits, and Characters: January 31, 2020

Submissions of original work may be submitted to
All genres accepted in the following formats:
Poems, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essays, etc. should be sent in as a Word doc/docx or Google doc. You may send up to five pieces per submission. Multiple submissions may be on one document; please title each piece on separate pages. 
Poem line guidelines: 3-40 lines
Word count for flash fiction: 50-500 words
Max. word count for short fiction or creative nonfiction: 3,000 words

Visual Artists, please tell us about your work and send us up to five images of your pieces.
Include a short bio (writers and artists are encouraged to promote their books, creative projects, links to website, blog, and social media if applicable.)

All artists retain full rights to their work. 


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