Submission Guidelines

The Editors at Stone Walls II want to thank you for visiting our Web Site.  If you are interested in submitting to the Stone Walls II Journal, please follow the Guidelines that we have provided.  We look forward to seeing your work.


Stone Walls II --  Submission Guidelines

Submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history or art work for Stone Walls II will be reviewed for acceptance through December 31st for publication in our Spring issue.  You may submit at any point throughout the year, but consideration for the Spring issue is complete by December 31st.  Stone Walls II publishes work that is inspired by and/or related to the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. 

Send submissions to:   Contributors will be notified of acceptance in the Spring of the following year, well in advance of publication.  Payment for accepted submissions will be a copy of the issue in which your work appears.

Submission emails (subject line) must be identified with “att:  fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history or visual art editor,” as applicable.    Attach a cover sheet to each submission giving the title, the author’s name, address, email address and phone number, a brief bio of no more than three lines, including where and when each submitted piece was published before (if applicable).   History submissions should relate specifically to the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.  The focus may be on an institution, business, activity, person, place or remarkable event from the past.  Both reminiscences and researched pieces will be considered for publication. 

Text items must be in Times New Roman (12 point) in Rich Text Format (RTF).  Poetry submissions may not exceed 3 poems, may be single or double-spaced and each poem should appear on a separate page with author identified in the footer.   Prose submissions should be no more than 3000 words in length, double-spaced with 1 inch margins and page numbers.

Photographs and art work (one per submission) should be submitted as black & white digital images, no larger than 20 MB, using either .jpg or .tif formats.  Resolution for photographs and scanned or photographed paintings should be 300 dpi; 600 dpi for line drawings.  No post-submission revisions can be made so it is important that all elements are correct at the time of submission.  Visual art submissions may be considered for cover art.

All text and images submitted to Stone Walls II will be assumed to be the original work of the submitter and, in the case of text, not previously published, unless we have been notified otherwise.  Submission will give us permission to publish the submitted work, if it is accepted for publication, in the Journal and in any related materials necessary for the promotion and distribution of the Journal.

We accept email submissions only.  If you are unable to submit electronically you may write to us at:  Stone Walls II, P.O. Box 285, Worthington, MA 01098 and we will work out arrangements for receiving your submissions.  You may also call our fiction editor at (413) 238-0005 to discuss submission options. 

Submissions must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Journal, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. 

Exceptions to the guidelines detailed above can be made at the discretion of the Editorial Board.     


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