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(Submissions for 2023 open 1/1/2023)
Welcome to INSTANT NOODLES, the Devil’s Party Press online literary magazine.
To expand the opportunities available to authors by providing a digital platform to showcase short works of fiction/flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
To support authors 40 years of age and older in their publishing journey, whether they are new to writing or established authors.
During open submission periods (noted below), authors are encouraged to submit one work (fiction or nonfiction) of up to 1,000 words (give or take). Poets may submit up to 3 poems (up to a combined total of 1,000 words).
There is no submission fee.
Submission of work to INSTANT NOODLES is not a guarantee of publication. By submitting a work to Devil’s Party Press, LLC (DPP) for consideration in INSTANT NOODLES, the author agrees to allow DPP the right to reproduce the work online within the INSTANT NOODLES section of the DPP website and to promote the author and his or her work on social media and through other means. If an author’s work is selected for publication, the author will be asked to supply a recent photo (head shot) and a brief bio (approximately 150-200 words) for publication in the Authors section of the DPP website. DPP will perform minimal edits for spelling and punctuation if warranted. The author retains all rights to his or her work. The author’s work will appear online in INSTANT NOODLES for a period of two years, after which the author may request to have the work removed from the website. DPP may, at its discretion, remove the work at any time.
Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines: Authors must be 40 years of age or older by the scheduled publication date. All work must be original and must belong to the author. Works that have been previously published will not be considered. Stories must be complete and self-contained (i.e., do not submit chapters of a larger work). NOTE: Accepted works will be published as submitted without editing; as such, in addition to the originality of the work itself, we are looking for manuscripts that are clean and press ready. Be sure to review your grammar, spelling, tenses, proper punctuation, and other general rules of the written word before hitting “Send.” Work should be submitted through Duotrope as a Microsoft Word file, 12-point New Times Roman, double-spaced (single-spaced is acceptable for poetry submissions). FOR ART submit files that are JPEG or PNG, between 500 and 1500 pixels wide, 72 DPI. Up to three pieces of art per/submission. Please do not submit more than two manuscripts per submission period. Include full name, address, mobile, and email in the page header or on page 1 of the file. DPP will notify authors approximately 1 month prior to the scheduled publication date as to whether their submission will be published.
ISSUE 1 WAKE UP: In which your work deals with the broad idea of spring as a time of waking up, renewal, birth. Submissions are open 1/1/2023, and close 3/1/2023. Issue publishes 5/1/2023.
ISSUE 2 IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE FALL IN THE CEMETERY In which your work deals with the broad idea of fall: death/endings/Halloween/All Saints, a chill in the air, etc., not horror for this, but a piece that’s more ghostly than horror would work too. Submissions are open 5/1/2023, close 7/1/23, and publishes 9/1/23.
ISSUE 3 COOOLD TURKEY: In which your work deals with the broad idea of things that go wrong in funny ways in the cold, around winter holidays, etc. We’re always looking for a LAUGH at the end of the year. Submissions are open 9/1/2023, and close 11/1/2023. Issue publishes 12/24/2023.
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