Submission Guidelines


GENERAL OVERVIEW

Urban Ivy is currently seeking creative nonfiction, essays and poetry for our large-format art book - Love, You.

For nonfiction, we’re looking for essays of about 1,000 words. Your piece should offer our reader (whom we think of as “her”) introspection, fresh ideas, and provocative storytelling. Simultaneous and previously published submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world. See the categories listed below for specific subjects we hope to include.

You may submit essays and poetry online through our Submission Form. Please note, we gravitate toward submissions structured around narrative, but we’re always happy to be pleasantly surprised by work that breaks this mold. Above all, we’re most interested in submissions that surprise us with new ideas about the dimensionality of love.

Selected contributors will receive payment for first serial rights ($50 USD for poetry; $150 USD for essays) as well as byline credit and a copy of the book. Love, You will be published in Spring ‘19.


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 31, 2018.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Love, you.” is an intimate and stimulating collection of powerful images, provocative thoughts and probing questions that invite you on a self-guided journey to uncover your narrative and tell your own story. The story of you- from you, to you.

The book is divided into eleven sections, illuminating a different area for self-exploration, dialogue, and offers opportunity for an honest perspective about where you’re at and where you’re going - while scribing your own thoughts, reflections and ideas within the pages.

“Love, you” is an invitation to unravel and share your authentic self with the world and, more importantly, with yourself.


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