Want to submit an article to The Fire? Here’s how!

The Fire This Time publishes poetry, photography, short fiction, essays, and opinion pieces.

Please follow the instructions below. 

Word limits: 
Sports, News, and Leisure/Music, Fashion: 500-800 words
Slant and Untamed Voices (excluding poetry): 800-1200 words

Address your submission(s) to: thefirethistime@gmail.com

The editors will not review or respond to materials that are improperly submitted. Improper submissions will be discarded.

How soon can I expect to hear about my submission?

Out of respect for your time, we will do everything we can to minimize response time. It is our wish to respond within 1 week from the day of receipt.

Please be patient! It is our goal to make sure each submission gets a good read.

Submission Guidelines:

All work must be original. Upon acceptance of a work, you will be emailed with notification of acceptance and the tentative date that your piece will be published.

1. Be respectful!
As much as we want to put out content that is thought-provoking and that promotes conversation, our aim is not to create divisions or to target certain groups or individuals within our community. Please make an effort to respect the opinions and beliefs of others even when they differ from your own.

2. Be relatable!
Bear in mind that our aim is to promote discourse and not to attack or condemn our readers. By all means don’t sugar coat your message, but make sure you are using language that is accessible and not preachy or condescending in your writing.

By submitting your anecdote and/or image, you give The Fire This Time the right to publish your story and photo on the Web site. The Fire This Time reserves the right to use your real name or a pseudonym, as well as edit text for clarity and conciseness. You affirm that the information you give us will be truthful in every respect and that you have all necessary permissions to grant us the rights to your story and photo.
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