Hello world!

Welcome to Sucker Literary Magazine where raw, undiscovered, talented writers for young adults have the opportunity to strut their stuff. As we are a fledgling outfit, we will be eating the elephant one tiny bite at a time (how’s that for some mixed metaphors?) That is to say, our immediate goal is to collect submissions for our first issue, scheduled to be released by the fall/winter of 2011-2012. Currently, we are seeking FICTION ONLY (no stand alone poetry unless it is a short story or chapter from a novel in verse) and welcome all genres of YA writing. Bring on your skateboarding vampires, angst ridden, nerd-boy who has never been kissed, or girl crushing on her best friend (be it girl or boy).

Submissions should be sent to suckerliterarymagazine at cox dot net. Subject line in ALL CAPS: SUBMISSION. Standard manuscript format is required, 12-point font (Times or Times New Roman), double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. Attachments are required. Please do not send your work in the body of your email. In your cover email, please include a brief bio (no more than forty words, please.) Short stories or novel excerpts are welcome. Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words  (and even that’s pushing it). If your piece is part of a larger body of work, include a brief, three sentence summary in your submission. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2011.

Sucker is also looking for artists willing to donate their time and talent to helping us create our first cover. Additionally, some help in the area of design and layout is needed. Please contact us for further details at suckerliterarymagazine at cox dot net.

Sucker is an online literary magazine only (for now), and all authors retain FULL rights to their work. Multiple submissions are fine (and expected!). If your work has been featured elsewhere, please include that in your cover email with your piece.

Sucker‘s founding editor also happens to have a (several) day jobs and is a parent, so please be patient while we read your submissions. Expect a response within four months. Then you can start harassing us (and by us, I really mean me).

Sucker will be increasing its staff and is always interested in talented writers and artists willing to assist (donate your time) with editing, layout, and design. Feel free to email us:  suckerliterarymagazine at cox dot net

Sucker WILL NOT publish anything that is gratuitously violent, homophobic, or hateful. So don’t even try it.

If you would like to be added to out email list, please send an email with the words SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER in the subject line plus your first and last name in the body of the email. suckerliterarymagazine at cox dot net

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  • Angelina Hansen  On May 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Congrats for turning an idea into reality! Look forward to chatting with you about this later today.

  • Renee Pace  On May 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Wow – great idea. Love the sounds of your mag-rag! Can’t wait to read the first issue.

    • suckerliterarymagazine  On May 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Would you like to be added to the email list for the magazine? If so, just reply “yes” and we will put you in.

  • Kassie Rubico  On June 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Nice idea, Hannah! Good luck with it.

  • Carol Owens Campbell  On June 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Cheers, Hannah. Congratulations on your yummy logo and tasteful intentions for “raw, undiscovered, talented writers for young adults” to flourish. Wishing you success ~ Carol

  • Allie Gillies  On June 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Please put us on your email list. Thanks! – John & Allie

  • Candy  On June 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome ! I love the idea. I’ll send you a few things soon! Oh, and sign me up for the newsletter.~Candy

  • Loucas Raptis  On June 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I’m both (not much of) a writer and a (published) illustrator. Let me know if I can help out with pictures. Please add me to your email list too, if it’s ok. Thank you and best of luck!

  • Faye Snider  On June 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations! I love tyour concept and vision. Please subscribe me. I intend to forward your inaugural issue and those that follow to my granddaughters.

  • Paul Heinz  On June 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Congrats on getting this off the ground. I’ll be submitting something shortly, and please add me to your e-mail list.

  • suckerliterarymagazine  On July 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks so much for supporting us!


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