Original submissions: With the exception of art, we only publish work that has not been published elsewhere, including blogs or personal websites. It should go without saying, but we have to say it: We only publish ORIGINAL work, which means work that belongs to you because you and you alone created it. Or work that you have collaborated on with one or more artists, both/all in agreement. We accept no responsibility for misrepresented work. We flatly reject any work that is plagiarized from other artists. By submitting your work to Change Seven Magazine, you are telling us that this is your own work and that you accept full responsibility for its veracity, regardless of its genre; that any claims, allegations, charges, or damages that are made in regard to your work are your responsibility alone; and that Change Seven Magazine, its owners, editors, staff, contributors, partners, and affiliates are excluded from any and all encumbrance, liability, or obligation of any kind to make any necessary amends. We reserve the right to remove any work from our site that we have, in good conscience, accepted if it is later revealed to be misrepresented in any way. Period.
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are not necessarily the views of Change Seven Magazine, its owners, editors, staff, contributors, partners, or affiliates. Change Seven seeks to offer a wide range of perspectives, opinions, and voices from all human experiences, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, political, religious, ethnic, cultural, or other identifiers. We invite views from all perspectives. Our only criterion is excellence in writing. We do, however, reserve the right to refuse to publish any work that may be deemed harmful, slanderous, or malicious, regardless of how well written it is.
Simultaneous submissions: We welcome simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. And please withdraw your work from our system. Thank you.
Literary Journal Aesthetic: We most enjoy writing that comes from experience, is well-crafted, lyrical, distinctive, and accessible. Language is important. Your submission should be a highly burnished object of artistry. We like work that takes risks, that is morally unflinching, not for the sake of spectacle but for some daunting and tender rendering of truth. That is not to say we don’t also admire subtlety and quieter pieces of work. We love those, too. Humor as well. Just make it matter. Give us something that in some way resonates with us deeply like only the human heart in conflict with itself knows how to do.
Poetry: Please send no more than 5 poems per submission period. Poems should be single-spaced and no longer than two pages each. We encourage prose poems that format easily on WordPress. Complicated formatting is discouraged.