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 Before It Was Cool is a literary journal that is published twice a year. We have the pleasure of releasing the first edition in January 2020. 

This journal is all about hipster literature. While each volume has a specific theme in mind, like horror, noir, or sci fi, the series focuses on hipster culture in the 21st century. Show us your plaid. Show us your scarves and thick-framed glasses. Show us your coffee snobbery, indie music, and vegetarianism. Show us you. Please note that although Weasel Press has released and worked on furry publications in the past, Before it Was Cool is not a furry publication. 

We accept a wide variety of work such as Photography, Digital And Traditional Artwork, Poetry, Short Stories, and Comic Pages! Please note that failure to comply with the guidelines here on this page will result in your submissions being returned at our convenience unread. 


THEME:

Vol.2 - We Liked Noir Before It Was Cool: coffee noir! We want to see the detective with thick-framed glasses chugging espresso, falling for the twink in distress, chasing the bad guy who is a politician trying to pass anti-weed regulations through questionable means. Show us your most suspenseful coffee noir.
Deadline: July 1

Guidelines

  • Contributors are limited to a total of 5 Submissions. 
  • ​We accept most styles, genres and formats. Immersion is a key element that we look at for all submissions that we review. Make sure that your work is indeed hipster-themed.
  • ​There is no monetary compensation for being accepted. We can only offer notoriety at this time. If your work is accepted by Before It Was Cool you are granting us nonexclusive rights in perpetuity. All rights do revert back to the artist, and the artist is free to do what they wish with their work. All we ask is that you credit us as publisher of the work if selected. Authors can learn more about rights here
  • ​Previously published material is fine as long as you have the rights to it. 
  • ​Simultaneous Submissions are accepted, however, if your work is selected elsewhere you must inform the editors so they can remove it from the review process.
  • ​We accept these files only: DOC, DOCX, ZIP, RAR, PNG, JPG, JPEG
  • If your submissions are not in the format listed here than your work will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if that happens.
  • ​All submissions must be sent through Submittable. Submissions not sent through submittable or discussed personally with the managing editor, will not be reviewed. 

For Poetry

  • ​No Minimum. Poems cannot be longer than 2 pages.
  • ​All styles and forms accepted.
  • ​Simultaneous Submissions are accepted, however if your work is selected elsewhere you must inform the editors so they can remove it from the review process.
  • ​All written work must be submitted in single spaced format, Times new roman, 12-14 pt. font.

For Short Fiction

  • 2, 500 Words Max. No Minimum. Flash Fiction Welcome
  • ​All works must be original. Characters must be owned by the author submitting or their submissions will not be reviewed.
  • ​Please review and edit all works before submitting. Typos do have an effect on the editorial boards decisions.
  • ​Excerpts from a longer work (novel, novella, etc.) are accepted, however the excerpt must work as a Stand-Alone story.
  • ​All written work must be submitted in single spaced format, Times new roman, 12-14 pt. font.

For Photography, Comics, and Artwork

  • We are accepting Photography, Comics, Digital Artwork, and Traditional Artwork.
  • ​As part of the Magazine's ethos we blend art and writing. Please be aware that your art may be accompanied with another form of art (Poetry, short story, etc). 
  • ​All images must be submitted in Black and White format.
  • ​We look at quality of your image the most.
  • ​We typically like to have images of at least 1mb in size and in high resolution (300 dpi+).

Having trouble with the Submittable or general questions? Please shoot us an email! thurstonhowl@weaselpress.com 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.