Gemini Magazine :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Gemini Magazine: Gemini Magazine is an online journal with no rules. We are open to any form of fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, art, photography, or other creative work. Every submission gets an equal chance, no matter who it is from.
PO Box 1485
Onset, MA 02558
Editor: David Bright
Phone: (339) 309-9757
Formats: online Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, cross-genre
Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Online submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 2 weeks - 2 months Payment: yes Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2009 Issues per year: 7
Publisher’s description: Gemini Magazine is an online journal with no rules. We are open to any form of fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, art, photography, or other creative work. Every submission gets an equal chance, no matter who it is from.
Praise for work by Gemini contributors includes a “Best of 2012” short story collection in Library Journal (Seamus Scanlon’s As Close as You’ll Ever Be, which includes his Gemini prize story), “New York Times Bestseller” and multiple awards (Karl Marlantes' debut novel Matterhorn, excerpt published in Gemini prior to release), longlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize in 2012 (“Grow Up” by Ben Brooks whose short play “Alienation” was published in the early days of Gemini), and Best of the Net 2011 (poem by Allison Whittenberg).
We read year-round and publish every month or two. Gemini holds three annual contests—Short Story, Flash Fiction and Poetry Open—each featuring a $1,000 grand prize and cash awards/publication for all finalists.
June 2014: Susan Miller, an editor at USA Today, has won the Gemini Magazine Poetry Open for “When Do I Pray?” Her piece is published in this issue. Also in our June issue: five finalist poems (by Sara Backer, David Holper, Carol Seitchik, Sarah Colby, and Rosalind Brenner) and three outstanding short stories, including the haunting “Slow Dance/High Stakes” from Catherine Evleshin.
December 2013: Former schoolteacher Excell Hunter has won the $1,000 Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Prize for his powerful short-short, “Home Be More Somethin’.” Also in our December issue: second-place winner “Stretched,” a breathless, one-sentence flash from sax player Michael Pearce, honorable mention stories from Cynthia Bombach, Chip Houser, S. Brady Tucker and Scott Russell Duncan as well as lively poetry from newcomer Laura Zabolotsky and others.
August 2013: The new issue features the winners of our Short Story Contest. In Daryl Murphy’s powerful “As Clear as Water” (the $1,000 grand prize winner), a black doctor learns her white boyfriend from college is dying, and can’t decide whether to visit him. Kate Selker’s “Rosewood,” set in a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, placed second. The honorable mentions use humor and satire. They are: “Getting Your Goats: How to Navigate African Marriage Proposals” (Laura Lee Huttenbach), “In My Head” (Jody Callahan), and “Blue Collar” (Aja Brooks). Plus, “Tall Caucasian Males,” a poem by John Oliver Hodges, mesmerizing cover art (“Tropical Woman Angel”) by Linda Cheng, and more.
last updated 06/30/2014