This is the Free Submission form! Just upload your work and be sure that you’ve followed the submission guidelines (found below for each category). We will reach out to you when a decision is made.

Kansas City Voices has traditionally and will continue to offer free submissions. However, we are now limited in the number of free submissions we can provide per month. The Tip Jar form allows those who are able to chip in $5 and let someone in greater need take the next free submission.

Note: Tip Jar and Free submissions will be considered in exactly the same manner. Tip Jar submissions will not receive faster turnaround on decisions or any special consideration. 

Note: If this form is inactive, you can either wait for the next month to begin and submit at that time or choose the Tip Jar option. 


General instructions (goes on both forms)  

Include your category in the Description field: To help us sort the work, please include the category in the DESCRIPTION field (i.e., Prose: 2,000 words; Poetry: 30 lines, or Art: mixed media (11”x14”) digitally altered? Y). 

Remove names: Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the writer's/artist's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith art submission.jpg, etc.). Standard artist signature incorporated onto the canvas/image of art is understood to be part of the art piece and will not be disqualified. 

Please find instructions specific to your category below.

Art

We love art any way we can get it! We've been lucky enough to showcase photography, oil painting, watercolor, fabric pieces, and sculpture in past issues. We're open to any media you can throw our way, even comics. We like it in color OR black & white. We appreciate art in its native unaltered state or with digital enhancement and/or manipulation. Accepted pieces are printed on heavy stock, glossy paper in full page 8.5 x 11 spreads (whenever possible), and each piece is allotted one page. 

Payment for each published piece of art will be $25 and one contributor copy of the magazine. Cover artist receives $100 and one contributor copy.

We accept up to three art submissions per artist. For multiple submissions complete three separate submission forms, as each submission allows only one attachment. 

Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the artist's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith art submission.jpg, etc.). Standard artist signature incorporated onto the canvas/image of art is understood to be part of the art piece and will not be disqualified. 

Poetry

We love a good poem, with a strong voice, that makes us feel something. We don't care if it's free verse, a haiku, a cinquain, a ballad, or any other form--we want to read it all. 

Our only restriction is keep it to 35 lines or less. We accept up to three poems per poet. For multiple submissions you need to complete three separate submission forms, each submission allows only one attachment.

Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the poet's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith poem.docx, etc.) or anywhere on the attachment you upload. In the attachment, include the line count in the upper right hand corner. Please utilize standard fonts.

Payment for each published poem will be $20 and one copy of the magazine. 

Prose

We love engaging, polished prose that tells a complete story with a distinct voice. We're open to fiction or non-fiction in all genres. Show us you have the skill to pull off a flash fiction piece with a definitive beginning, middle, and end. Help readers see non-fiction in a new light by sending us your creative non-fiction works. Give us the short story you pulled off beautifully, something you thought you couldn't get away with. 

Our only form restriction is keep it to 2,500 words or less. We accept up to two prose submissions per author. For multiple submissions you need to complete two separate submission forms, each submission allows only one attachment.

Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the writer's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith prose submission.docx, etc.) or anywhere on the attachment you upload. In the attachment, include the piece's word count in the upper right hand corner, double space with standard fonts. Payment for each published prose piece will be $30 and one copy of the magazine. 

This Tip Jar form allows those who are able to chip in $5 and let someone in greater need take the next free submission. Just upload your work and be sure that you’ve followed the submission guidelines (found below for each category). We will reach out to you when a decision is made.

Kansas City Voices has traditionally and will continue to offer free submissions. However, we are now limited in the number of free submissions we can provide per month. Thank you to those who choose to contribute in this manner.

Note: Tip Jar and Free submissions will be considered in exactly the same manner. Tip Jar submissions will not receive faster turnaround on decisions or any special consideration.


General instructions 

Include your category in the Description field: To help us sort the work, please include the category in the DESCRIPTION field (i.e., Prose: 2,000 words; Poetry: 30 lines, or Art: mixed media (11”x14”) digitally altered? Y).  

Remove names: Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the writer's/artist's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith art submission.jpg, etc.). Standard artist signature incorporated onto the canvas/image of art is understood to be part of the art piece and will not be disqualified.
Please find instructions specific to your category below.
Art
We love art any way we can get it! We've been lucky enough to showcase photography, oil painting, watercolor, fabric pieces, and sculpture in past issues. We're open to any media you can throw our way, even comics. We like it in color OR black & white. We appreciate art in its native unaltered state or with digital enhancement and/or manipulation. Accepted pieces are printed on heavy stock, glossy paper in full page 8.5 x 11 spreads (whenever possible), and each piece is allotted one page.
Payment for each published piece of art will be $25 and one contributor copy of the magazine. Cover artist receives $100 and one contributor copy.
We accept up to three art submissions per artist. For multiple submissions complete three separate submission forms, as each submission allows only one attachment.
Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the artist's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith art submission.jpg, etc.). Standard artist signature incorporated onto the canvas/image of art is understood to be part of the art piece and will not be disqualified.
Poetry
We love a good poem, with a strong voice, that makes us feel something. We don't care if it's free verse, a haiku, a cinquain, a ballad, or any other form--we want to read it all.
Our only restriction is keep it to 35 lines or less. We accept up to three poems per poet. For multiple submissions you need to complete three separate submission forms, each submission allows only one attachment.
Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the poet's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith poem.docx, etc.) or anywhere on the attachment you upload. In the attachment, include the line count in the upper right hand corner. Please utilize standard fonts.
Payment for each published poem will be $20 and one copy of the magazine.
Prose
We love engaging, polished prose that tells a complete story with a distinct voice. We're open to fiction or non-fiction in all genres. Show us you have the skill to pull off a flash fiction piece with a definitive beginning, middle, and end. Help readers see non-fiction in a new light by sending us your creative non-fiction works. Give us the short story you pulled off beautifully, something you thought you couldn't get away with.
Our only form restriction is keep it to 2,500 words or less. We accept up to two prose submissions per author. For multiple submissions you need to complete two separate submission forms, each submission allows only one attachment.
Our submissions process is blind. We only accept attachments with no identifying information. Please make sure the writer's name is not included in the TITLE field or the FILE NAME (i.e. john smith prose submission.docx, etc.) or anywhere on the attachment you upload. In the attachment, include the piece's word count in the upper right hand corner, double space with standard fonts. Payment for each published prose piece will be $30 and one copy of the magazine. 

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