Here at Everest, we love the weird and the wonderful, and value visual art just as highly as the written word. All submissions, regardless of their category, must be completed, polished, and your own original work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but would appreciate being alerted if your work is accepted at another publication. Works that have already been used by another magazine or collection are not eligible for publication at Everest. You may send up to five literature and art submissions every six months.
Everest is interested in accepting poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and creative non-fiction of any genre. Please ensure that no single submission exceeds approximately 5,000 words. To help us with organization, please put each single submission in a separate file with the piece’s title in the file name. It also helps us out a lot if you format each piece in the following way:
Title of your piece
Begin story, poem, play, etc.
Our literature submission form accepts the following file extensions: txt, doc, docx
Everest is interested in accepting all forms of visual art, including drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, and digital art. Your full name and the title of the piece must be in the name of the file you submit. Any file type is acceptable; however please try to ensure that your piece is saved at the highest resolution possible. When submitting art, please remember to note if you would like your piece to be considered for the magazine’s cover. This is entirely optional.
Our art submission form accepts the following file extensions: jpg, jpeg, png, tiff, tif
All submissions at Everest are read blind. This means the people judging your work do not see your name or any other information you send in to us. So a long, personal biography listing all of your accomplishments isn’t really going to help your chances, but following the formatting guidelines will go a long way in endearing us to you.
By submitting your piece to Everest, you give us nonexclusive electronic archival rights. This means that we are allowed to display your work here at Everest from now until the end of time. However, we cannot profit off of your piece, and you may send your work elsewhere to be published if you choose. Written works will be subject to copyediting and formatting changes. Any major edits are discussed with the author before publication. Visual works will be subject to minor color/level adjustments and cropping.
Unfortunately, as just a ragtag group of volunteers, we aren’t able to offer payment for published works at this time.
We will try to view your work and get back to you within six months. Following the submission guidelines listed above does a lot to speed up this process as well! However always keep in mind that Everest is a nonprofit, volunteer-run magazine, and so although we do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible, some delays are inevitable. If you haven’t heard back from us within that timeframe, feel free to send a message to check in on the status of your submission. We don’t mind!