CIRQUE - A Literary Journal

Image, above, Interior Sunset, by Janet Clemens.

Read this before you submit:  

Cirque invites emerging and established writers living in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Alberta, British Columbia and Chukotka — to submit short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, translations, plays, photographs, and artwork to Cirque.

Cirque, published in Anchorage, Alaska, is a literary journal created to share with the world, the best writing and art of the North Pacific Rim. Cirque is published twice yearly -- summer and winter.  The next deadline for submissions is 4/21/2019. Cirque submissions are not restricted to a regional theme or settiing.  

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

Cirque is an independent journal staffed by volunteers.  Readers and contributors keep us in print through direct donations, subscriptions, purchases of single copies and by buying an ad.  This best deal ever offers a full page color ad for $100.  On the submission site, there is an opportunity to donate $5 - $100.  This is sure appreciated.  Your generousity allows us to focus on publishing a journal described by many as beautiful and exceptional.  

ONLINE AND IN PRINT

Cirque is a print journal but it is also published online.  See the current issue as well as all past issues at www.cirquejournal.com. When you publish in Cirque, your writing  or art can be found online, for many years into the future.  


Next issue:  Issue #19 — Winter 2019
Submissions for Issue #20 - Open: 2/14/2019       Closing: 4/21/2019   

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility: you were born in, or are currently residing in, or have previously lived for a period of not less than 5 years in the aforementioned North Pacific Rim region. 

Poems: 4 poems MAX - Submitted as a single document.  

Fiction, Nonfiction, Plays: 12 pages (double-spaced) MAX

Artwork and Photography: 10 images MAX, in the highest resolution possible; images will likely be between 2 and 10 mb each. If you do not submit full-size photo files at time of submission, we will respond with an email reminder. No undersize images or thumbnails will be eligible for publication.

Bio: 100 words MAX. 

Replies average two to three months.

Correspondence email is:  cirquejournal@gmail.com

 

Cirque is a literary journal publishing the work of writers, poets, photographers and other artists who live in the North Pacific Rim.  

We liberally define this as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and across the water to the Russian Far East - at least the coastal area. Five years in these regions meets our criteria. Cirque was founded to support the writers of this broad region.     

Cirque publishes twice yearly, summer and winter. 

Submission deadlines fall Fall on April 21 and September 21, respectively.  

Cirque is an independent journal, staffed by volunteers, entirely supported by readers and contributors.  Your donations help us to thrive and expand as we reach the milestone of 10 years.  

Please submit no more than four poems consolidated on a single text document.  You may give a generic title to the group such as "Four poems for Cirque" or use abbreviated titles.  "Black Bird, God's Raven, Eagle Summit, Punchy Plaster," for example.   


Bio - 3rd Person, 100 words or less.  
Thanks so much!  
Sandra Kleven and Michael Burwell, editors 

Cirque is a literary journal publishing the work of writers, poets, photographers and other artists who live (have lived) in the North Pacific Rim.  We liberally define this as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and across the water to the Russian Far East - at least the coastal area. Five years in these regions meets our criteria. Cirque was founded to support the writers of this broad region.       

Cirque publishes twice yearly, summer and winter. 

Submission deadlines fall Fall on April 21 and September 21, respectively.  

Cirque is an independent journal, staffed by volunteers, entirely supported by readers and contributors.  Your donations help us to thrive and expand as we reach the milestone of 10 years.  

Fiction submissions should be double spaced and no longer than 12 pages in a 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman or Arial.  
Bio: 100 words MAX.
Thanks so much!  
Sandra Kleven and Michael Burwell, editors
 

Cirque is a literary journal publishing the work of writers, poets, photographers and other artists who live in the North Pacific Rim.  

We liberally define this as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and across the water to the Russian Far East - at least the coastal area. Five years in these regions meets our criteria. Cirque was founded to support the writers of this broad reach.     

Cirque publishes twice yearly, summer and winter. 

Submission deadlines fall Fall on April 21 and September 21, respectively.  

Cirque is an independent journal, staffed by volunteers, entirely supported by readers and contributors.  Your donations help us to thrive and expand as we reach the milestone of 10 years.  


Nonfiction submissions should be double spaced and no longer than 12 pages in a 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman or Arial.  
 

Cirque is a literary journal publishing the work of writers, poets, photographers and other artists who live in the North Pacific Rim.  

We liberally define this region as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and across the water to the Russian Far East - at least the coastal area. Five years in these regions meets our criteria. Cirque was founded to support the writers of this broad region.     

Cirque publishes twice yearly, summer and winter. 

Submission deadlines fall Fall on April 21 and September 21, respectively.  

Cirque is an independent journal, staffed by volunteers, entirely supported by readers and contributors.  Your donations help us to thrive and expand as we reach the milestone of 10 years.  

 Plays/drama submissions should be double spaced and no longer than 12 pages in a 12 point font, preferably Times New Roman or Arial.  
Bio: 100 words MAX.

 

Ends on April 21, 2019

irque is a literary journal publishing the work of writers, poets, photographers and other artists who live in the North Pacific Rim.  

We liberally define this as Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and across the water to the Russian Far East - at least the coastal area. Five years in these regions meets our criteria. Cirque was founded to support the writers of this broad reach.     

Cirque publishes twice yearly, summer and winter. 

Submission deadlines fall Fall on April 21 and September 21, respectively.  

Cirque is an independent journal, staffed by volunteers, entirely supported by readers and contributors.  Your donations help us to thrive and expand as we reach the milestone of 10 years.  

  Please adhere to the guidelines, below.  Artwork and Photography: 10 images MAX, in the highest resolution possible; images will likely be between 2 and 10mb each. If you do not submit full-size photo files at time of submission, we will respond with an email reminder. No undersize images or thumbnails will be eligible for publication.  More than 40 images are used in each issue.
Bio: 100 words MAX.  Use file names like this: Last name First name title 

Example RenoJoe-RavenLooksToHeaven.jpg   

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