Transfer noun. (transˈfər)

In some transportation systems, a ticket given or sold to the passenger to enable them to continue their journey to another point.

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Welcome to Transfer Magazine's Submittable page! This is a literary magazine located in San Francisco, CA, completely operated by San Francisco State University students in the Creative Writing department. We appreciate your interest in our magazine. Any questions can always be emailed to transfermagazine@gmail.com

Please select either art submissions or writing submissions below to find out more about each topic and submission information. 

 

TRANSFER noun. (trans’fər)

1. in some transportation systems, a ticket given or sold to the passenger to enable them to continue their journey to another point. 2. to cause to pass from one person to the other, as thought, qualities, power etc.: transmit. 4. to imprint, impress, or otherwise convey (a drawing, design, pattern, etc.) from one surface to another. 6. to withdraw from one school, college, or the like and enter another. ———Hello, and welcome to the Transfer 118 art submission page! Please take the time to read this page carefully.

General Guidelines

  • We accept all forms of artwork, including comic strips, collages, paintings, drawings, photography, photographed sculptures, etc. 
  • We do not accept media such as music, videos, etc., but if you're determined and you think there's a way we could realistically and accurately publish your work in a print magazine, please contact us at transfermagazine@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do for you. 
  • You can submit up to ten pieces of any given media.*
  • You may submit works in color; however, keep in mind that we may not be able to publish said work in color. Please keep this in mind when submitting. If your work is selected for publication, we will let you know via email whether your piece will be printed in color or black & white. 

Rules

  1. Please submit each piece individually.**
  2. We accept all basic file types. If your file type is not among those allowed, you may change it yourself, or email us at transfermagazine@gmail.com for guidance.
  3. Please remove your name from any files you submit, including signatures. If your work is accepted, we can publish a version with your signature, if you so choose. If your name/signature cannot be removed, for whatever reason, you can still submit your work, and it will not affect your chances of your work being chosen for publication.
  4. Use your student email to sign up and include your student id in your cover letter/bio. 

FAQ

  • Who can submit? 

Only San Francisco State University students may submit. If you are a recent SFSU graduate, you may only submit for publication during the first semester following your graduation. 

  • Is there a minimum/maximum required file size/resolution?

No. Submittable has its own guidelines—just follow those and you should be okay. If one of your pieces is selected for printing and we discover we need a higher-resolution image in order to properly print your piece, we will contact you directly via email.

  • What happens if I'm published? 

You will receive two free copies of that issue of Transfer, and you will be invited to attend a publication party held near the end of the semester. You can also add being published to your resume, should you so desire. 

  • If I'm an SFSU student, is being published guaranteed?

Unfortunately, no. We have limited space to publish, and we receive a high volume of submissions each semester. However, if your work is not selected for publication, don't despair; we frequently have to turn away high-quality pieces simply because we lack the space to publish them. 

  • How do I join the staff?

You must sign up for CW 640. As a part of that class, you will work as a staff member for Transfer. From there, if there are editorial positions available at the end of the semester, you may apply to be an editor for the following semester's issue of Transfer. Usually at least one Fiction and Poetry editorial position becomes available at the end of any given semester. ———*Please do not submit more than the posted number of works above. If more are submitted, we will only consider the first few submitted for publishing. **This includes photography and other art collections—you may indicate that they're all part of the same collection if you so wish, but please still submit each individual work separately. Collages are accepted, but those should only be submitted in the form of one singular file.

TRANSFER noun. (trans’fər)

1. in some transportation systems, a ticket given or sold to the passenger to enable them to continue their journey to another point. 2. to cause to pass from one person to the other, as thought, qualities, power etc.: transmit. 4. to imprint, impress, or otherwise convey (a drawing, design, pattern, etc.) from one surface to another. 6. to withdraw from one school, college, or the like and enter another. ———Hello, and welcome to the Transfer 118 writing submission page! Here you can submit your works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama to be considered for publication for this semester's issue of Transfer. Please take the time to read this page carefully.

General Guidelines

- Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction:

  • You may submit up to five* pieces of fiction or creative non-fiction.
  • Each submission should not exceed twenty** pages in length. 

- Poetry

  • You may submit up to ten* pieces of poetry. 
  • Each submission should not exceed ten** pages in length. 

- Drama

  • You may submit up to five* works of drama. 
  • Each work should not exceed fifteen** pages in length.

Rules

  1. Please submit each work individually.***
  2. Only .doc and .docx files are accepted. 
  3. Remove your name from your document (in any places it may be) before submission. 
  4. Use your student email to sign up and include your student id in your cover letter/bio. 

FAQ

  • Who can submit? 

Only San Francisco State University students may submit. If you are a recent SFSU graduate, you may only submit for publication during the first semester following your graduation. 

  • What happens if I'm published? 

You will receive two free copies of that issue of Transfer, and you will be invited to read at and attend a publication party held near the end of the semester. You can also add being published to your resume, should you so desire. 

  • If I'm an SFSU student, is being published guaranteed?

Unfortunately, no. We have limited space to publish, and we receive a high volume of submissions each semester. However, if your work is not selected for publication, don't despair; we frequently have to turn away high-quality pieces simply because we lack the space to publish them. 

  • How do I join the staff?

You must sign up for CW 640. As a part of that class, you will work as a staff member for Transfer. From there, if there are editorial positions available at the end of the semester, you may apply to be an editor for the following semester's issue of Transfer. Usually at least one Fiction and Poetry editorial position becomes available at the end of any given semester. 

  • Can I get editing advice by submitting, even if my piece is not selected for publication?

In general, no. Our editors have a high volume of work to shift through over a relatively short period of time; unfortunately, this means that they don't have the time to provide editorial advice to authors who ask for it. ———*Please do not submit more than the posted number of works above. If more are submitted, we will only consider the first few submitted for publication. **Submitting longer works does not automatically rule you out for publication, but it is highly discouraged.***This includes poetry collections. Please submit all of your individual works of poetry separately. Shorter pieces that together comprise one, larger poem may be submitted together, but they should all be submitted on the same document.

If you have any further questions, or have any trouble submitting, please contact us at transfermagazine@gmail.com.

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