Fall 2017 Call for Submissions 2017-08-19T23:21:55+00:00

Call for Submissions, Fall 2017


Social consciousness is formed through a patchwork of individual perceptions. We want to know: what are you enchanted, and subsequently disenchanted by? What aspects of contemporary society require a deconstruction so as to fully unravel the illusions of trust that have been placed on the mechanisms sustaining our present state with the purpose of producing real progress? Intellectual exchange powered by purposeful observation and poignant questioning seems imperative in a successful deconstruction and unveiling of such aspects.

Caustic Frolic is seeking art, fiction, non-fiction and poetry submissions that invite readers to consider and call into question these aspects of society. We look forward to engaging with you.

Submission Requirements:

  • Deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 21st at 11:59PM
  • All submissions must be print-ready.
  • All submissions should be 6,000 words or fewer. For non-fiction submissions, please include a 100-200 word abstract.
  • Essays should be formatted to follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition; please use endnotes, double-spaced, on a separate page following the body of the text.
  • All fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions must be in .doc or .docx file format.
  • All art submissions must be in digital format (.jpeg) at 300 DPI or higher and a minimum of 5x7in.
  • Digital and non-genre conforming submissions: please submit whatever format makes sense to you and we will work out details on a case-to-case basis.
  • Please include a cover page with your name, telephone number, email address, short bio (up to 150 words), and, if applicable, university, department, and expected or received degree and date. The cover page should be a separate document from the submission.
  • Please do not include any identifying information in the body of your submission. ¬†All submissions are evaluated anonymously, so identifying information should only appear on your cover page.
  • We accept submissions in any language, but an English translation must accompany all non-English texts. Non-English submissions will only be made available online.
  • We accept multiple submissions (up to 5 pieces per author), but we ask that each submission be submitted individually (with an exception for multiple poems, which can be submitted together).
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.
  • Again, final submission deadline is Thursday, September 21st

Submit all work to: causticfrolic@gmail.com

Submission Process:

  • Works will be reviewed based on these criteria: relevance to theme, quality of the work, applicability.
  • Works will be blind-reviewed: authors and artists’ names and/or identifying information will not be revealed to the editors during the selection process. All submissions are reviewed individually by the appropriate selection committee before collective review in order to best assure non-biased, objective evaluation of your contributions.
  • Once the work has been selected, authors and artists’ names will be revealed and each section senior editor will notify respective authors and artists.
  • The creators of selected work will work with editors before publication, with assurances that we do not intend to interfere with creative vision and ownership. After multiple phases of editing, the work will be published in both print and digital versions of the journal.