Submission Guidelines

Fall 2017 Theme: ORDER AND CHAOS


Submission Deadline:

Thursday October 26, 2017 at 11:59pm


We accept poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, as well as 2D and 3D art, photography, or graphic design.

Identification of any form should not appear on your entry.

Submissions must be previously unpublished. This includes Internet publications such as Facebook or personal websites and blogs.

We accept multiple submissions, but please send them as separate entries.


Limited to two pages per poem.
Must be typed and single spaced. Repeat title in upper left corner of second page. Please send the file as .rtf, .doc or .docx attachment.

Short/Flash Fiction or Creative Nonfiction:

Limited to 3,000 words per piece. However, pieces under 2,000 words have a better chance of publication, and we especially love flash fiction pieces.
Must be typed and double spaced. Have title in the upper left corner of each page. Please send the file as .rtf, .doc, or .docx attachment.

Graphic Novels:

Title in upper left corner of each page. Limited to 10 pages, but shorter pieces have a better chance of publication. Please send as an attachment.

2D and 3D Art/Photography/Graphic Designs:

Artists can submit in black and white or color, but the work may be printed in black and white. Artwork will be scaled to size. Please ensure all images (e.g. scans, photographs, etc.) are clear, preferably over 300 dpi. Please send as .tiff, .jpeg, or .pdf attachment.

All Submissions should be sent to

Please send the email in the format below:

**Send one submission per email. Do not attach multiple files to your email or multiple submissions in one file.**

Subject: The subject headline of the email should say “Eye Contact Submission” followed by the category of your work (e.g.: “Eye Contact Submission: Poetry”).

File: The file of the submission should be named what the title of the piece is. We do not accept untitled pieces.

Body: The body of the email should contain the following information in this order:
Title of Work
Full Name (no pseudonyms)
Current Address
Phone Number
One Sentence biographical statement

We have the right to reject any submissions that do not follow the above guidelines.

Eye Contact reserves first North American publication rights, and non-exclusive electronic reprint rights.

Submit generously.