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RAMBLE is an online literary publication for Georgia Tech students whose first language is not English. We also welcome submissions from students whose first language is a postcolonial variety of English. Postcolonial varieties might include any number of Englishes found across the world. Finally, students who come from bilingual/multilingual home situations may also submit. If you wonder if you are eligible to submit to RAMBLE, just ask us by sending an email to the managing editor, Kendra Slayton, at GTworldenglishescommittee@gmail.com.
All accepted work will appear on our website. We are looking for quality poetry (including contemporary, formal, spoken-word, or experimental); fiction (short stories and flash, but no novels or novel chapters); creative nonfiction (including personal essays, photo essays, memoir, flash, and experimental work, etc.), and comics. We also accept submissions of artwork/photographs. If you’d like to get a sense of what we publish, feel free to read an issue of the magazine.
Fiction submissions: one piece of up to 5,000 words or up to three pieces of less than 1,500 words each.
Creative nonfiction submissions: one piece of up to 5,000 words or up to three pieces of less than 1,500 words each.
Poetry: Up to five poems, totaling less than ten single-spaced pages.
Comics: No more than three comics.
Art/photography/infographics/posters: No more than five images total.
Other multimodal or experimental work: Query us first, and we’ll talk about it.
Work appearing in RAMBLE will be published in English. That being said, we are in favor of bilingual creative work as long as you supply English translations for anything you submit.
If you have an experimental or multimodal creative piece, but are not sure if we publish such things, feel free to send a query to GTworldenglishescommittee@gmail.com. Just so you know, RAMBLE does NOT accept academic or scientific articles or previously published work, either in print or electronic modes.
All submissions are subject to editorial review. The editorial staff of RAMBLE consists of Brittain Fellows who are members of the World Englishes Committee and who teach English Composition at Georgia Tech.
- Submissions will be accepted until March 30 from students currently enrolled at Georgia Tech (minimum of 1-credit enrollment) and whose first language is not English.
- Email your work as an attachment to GTworldenglishescommittee@gmail.com.
- Do not include your name anywhere in the body of the manuscript to ensure confidentiality.
- Include your work as an attachment to your submission email.
- When you send us work, please attach it to your email using one of the following formats: .doc, .docx., .rtf. No .pdf files, please.
- Poetry should be single-spaced, but fiction or creative nonfiction should be double-spaced with page numbers, 12-point standard font, and 1-inch margins (MLA format, in other words).
- Include your name, student status (undergraduate or graduate), email address, and approximately 50-word bio in the body of the email.
- Include individual piece titles and your name in the subject line of your submission email.
We require first-time North American serial rights, which will allow us to publish and archive your work on our website. Upon acceptance, we will send you a contract, which you must sign and return before we can publish your work on the website.
Note: If we do not accept your work, remember, it may simply be more a matter of fit more than of quality. Unfortunately, we cannot publish everything we receive.