Prior Publication Policy
For licensing purposes, all submissions must be unpublished by a third party prior to submission to Junto Magazine. This enables us to guarantee that the work is original and that the right to license it to Junto Magazine currently resides with the submitter. In addition, we request that any piece submitted to Junto Magazine not be made available through personal websites, blogs, or channels prior to publication. Once a piece is published in the issue, the submitter is welcome to post it on their own sites but we ask that a line be added directing viewers to the copy published in the magazine. This allows both submitter and Junto Magazine to benefit from increased visibility.
At any time before a piece is reviewed by one of our editors, a piece can be withdrawn if the submitter should change their mind. However, once the editor has begun to review it, the piece will not be permitted to be withdrawn from consideration and the submitter must wait to receive either an acceptance or a rejection. If the piece has been accepted, it will not be allowed to be withdrawn. We do not offer refunds of your reviewing fee if you withdraw, regardless of submission status.
As part of your submission, Junto Magazine requires the following files regardless of the content type. This is to ensure efficiency, as the bio and photos will be featured along with the piece if it is selected for publication. They include:
- A short bio of your experiences (under 250 words)
- A head shot or original graphic (300 dpi) to represent the creator (optional)
- The piece submitted
In addition, there are submission format guidelines dependent on the category your submission falls under. Please make sure the specific categories qualifications for your content are followed or your piece will be rejected and will need to be submitted correctly.
While we make every effort to respond in a timely manner, you may go for a while without hearing back from us. We assure you that it is not out of negligence that you may not hear from us in a timely manner; instead, it is due to our making sure that every piece has a thorough and quality evaluation and an opportunity for collaborative editing and revising. We ask your patience as we move through pieces.
With such a high number of pieces, and a limited number of staff, we hope that once you are contacted regarding your piece, you respond and communicate in a timely manner. We do our best to respond to emails, generally, within a two to three day period, and would hope that this expedition be reciprocated. If, for whatever reason, you do not contact the assigned editor within a week of any correspondence, the submission status of your piece will be reversed to 'declined.' If, after this step, you decide to work the piece again, it will have to be resubmitted, will be added to the back of the queue, and there is no guarantee of future publication, as editing styles vary from person to person.
Please realize this is not meant to rush you through edits - instead, it's to honor the time of both our backlogged submitters and editorial staff alike.
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NOTE: Such a negotiation will be treated as a withdrawal, and will therefore defer to the 'Withdrawal Policy."