We are currently and indefinitely open for submissions of Reviews (collaborative reviews, video reviews, & nontraditional reviews are welcome), Interviews/Conversations, Discussions/Roundtables, & Articles/Essays/Notes/Rants/Lists/Writings related to or following into any of the following categories: Creative Nonfiction, Lyrical Essay, Personal Essay, Literature, Experimental Writing, Small Presses, Translation, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Games (Video games, board games, computer games), Science, Digital & Interactive Literature, Travel, the Paranormal, Television, Film, Music, Food, Culture & Art.
For specific and ongoing calls for submissions for curated series and topics, please visit:
Calls for Submissions
We welcome the above, but please don’t see this as a limiting list, rather a starting list of suggestions. If you’re not sure, send us a query. If you have an idea for a column or series, send us a pitch. We prefer complete & finished submissions. Interest in a pitch unfortunately does not guarantee publication.
Reviews can be for books, films, games, or other works, and should be thoughtful, productive, analytical, and engage with the subject. We don’t love gushing/overly positive reviews nor do we love scathing/overly negative reviews. Analyze, show us something that we haven’t seen before, and back it up. We want to go out on an edge, we want to know what makes this book (or movie or game) sing. Did it strike a nerve, did it evoke memories from a random moment in your life? We love conversation, discussion, critical thinking, genuine opinions, and emotional engagements. Creative and alternate forms of reviews are encouraged. Fluff pieces and recommendations, not so much (unless it happens to be the best fluff piece or recommendation ever). We do not take reviews of self-published books at this time.
We ask for exclusive rights to published pieces for a period of two weeks. After that, republishing with attribution is welcome.
We apologize in advance if we are unable to respond to every submission. If you haven’t heard from us in 3 weeks, please assume that we are passing on your submission. This is not because your piece isn’t amazing, nor because we don’t love you. It is because the entropy of the universe has caused us to drown in a void of oblivion that prevents us from replying in assent, proving, once and for all, that everything is upside down.
You may hear back from us with suggestions for revision. We may really like the piece, but we want to help make your piece shine. If you don’t want suggestions or are adverse to editorial revisions, perhaps the chaos of Entropy is not your choco pie. That’s okay though. Sometimes, we can only watch the brilliant blaze of a hydrogen star from a distance.
Entropy is currently unable to pay for publication at this time.
- Please make sure to send your submission to the relevant editor (see the list below).
- Include the word “submission” in the subject of your email.
- Include a very brief bio and author photo to help speed up the process.
- Please send your submission as a DOC or DOCX file. If formatting is important, please also include a PDF.
- If you have relevant images to accompany your piece, please send those as well.
- Also let us know if you have published with us before, especially if submitting to a different section, series, or editor.
Getting Books Reviewed:
Publishers & Authors: Interested in getting something reviewed at Entropy? Please email the title, author, release date, and a URL to the book online to our Reviews Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will add it to our potential list. You’ll hear from us again only if we’re interested in requesting a review copy.
Where to Send Specific Submissions:
BOOK REVIEWS / Justin Carter / email@example.com
INTERVIEWS / Andrew Byrds / firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS/CULTURE / Adrienne Walser / email@example.com
DIGITAL & INTERACTIVE LITERATURE / Justin Petropoulos / firstname.lastname@example.org
GAMES (Board Games, Indie Games) / Byron Campbell / email@example.com
GAMES (PC Games, Major Releases) / Eugene Lee / firstname.lastname@example.org
COMICS CRITICISM / Maxi Kim / email@example.com
COMICS / Keith McCleary / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD / Stephanie Tsank / email@example.com
HEALTH/WELLNESS / Sean Lawlor / firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC / Beach Sloth / email@example.com
FICTION / Laura Vena / firstname.lastname@example.org
POETRY / Michelle Detorie / email@example.com
NONFICTION / CREATIVE NONFICTION / PERSONAL ESSAY / Sara Finnerty, Sylvia Chan / firstname.lastname@example.org