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Calling All Fargo-Moorhead Creatives!

Fargo-Moorhead creatives, we need your help!

In light of these unprecedented circumstances, we want to bring our community together. How will we do that? By putting together a collection of written works by various community members. Consider it a Fargo-Moorhead literary journal! We also want local visual arts and artists to accompany these submitted short stories, poems, essays and more.

That is where you come in. We are currently accepting submissions for both writing and visual art to be included in the May issue of Fargo Monthly.

We need your help in creating this valuable community keepsake in these trying times.

Please see the specific guidelines below before submitting.

Writing Submissions

Official Rules

– Author must be a resident of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area.
– Work must be original to the author and not taken from any outside source. It can not be a previously published piece of work (outside of a blog or personal journal).
– Works may not be submitted to any other publications until after the magazine is on stands.
– Following the printing of the magazine, all rights revert to the author. Works are then able to be submitted to other publishers at that time.
– Written work must be submitted in Word document (.doc or .docx) format.
– Works must be submitted through this Google Form link. Email and social media submissions will not be accepted.
– Authors may submit np more than ONE non-fiction, fiction, essay or short story piece and no more than THREE pieces of poetry.
– Submissions must be edited and ready for print. Unedited works will not be accepted.
– Our magazine has a specific page count. Not all submissions will be accepted for the print edition, but some may end up on our website.
– There will be no royalty or monetary prize for your work being chosen for print.

Word Count Guidelines

Short Stories (3,000 words or less)
Essays (1,500 words or less)
Other Non-Fiction Pieces (1,500 words or less)
Poetry (500 words or less)

The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, April 23.

Submit your creative writing here!

Visual Art Submissions

Official Rules

– Artist must be a resident of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area.
– Work must be submitted through this form. E-mail or social media submissions will not be accepted.
– You are encouraged to submit as many as THREE pieces of visual art.
– Works must be in their final, edited form. Files should be uploaded in their highest possible resolution.
– When submitting, please include the name of the piece in the file name.
– There will be no royalty or monetary prize for your work being chosen for print.

The deadline to submit visual art is Thursday, April 23.

Submit your visual art here!

Nolan Schmidt

Written by Nolan Schmidt

Nolan is the Co-Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated publication. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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