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Submit to Conclave

The best way to get a sense of the kind of material Conclave is looking for is to read the magazine. (Back issues are available.) We do not consider previously published material. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Response time is generally less than 2 months, but may reach 3 months in the spring and autumn, around our release dates. Reading is also slower during the winter holidays. We appreciate your patience, and honor our contributors.

Conclave seeks writing that centers around well-crafted characters—complex and authentic.
What makes a good character?

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We reserve the right to put your piece on our web site and/or publish it electronically if it has appeared in our journal. If we accept your work, we understand you grant us first North American serial rights (and Conclave anthology rights, if applicable). All subsequent rights are yours, though we expect any future publication to carry acknowledgment that the work first appeared in Conclave.

What are we looking for in a photograph?

  • Include high-quality JPEGs of 300 dpi, 5" x 7".
  • Because the interior of the magazine is printed in black and white, black and white submissions should be included for the interior pages.
  • Outstanding color submissions will be considered for the front cover.