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. (transˈfər)

In some transportation systems, a ticket given or sold to the passenger to enable them to continue their journey to another point.---Welcome to Transfer Magazine's Submittable page! Here, you can submit written submissions to be considered for publication. Please take the time to read this page carefully.

Rules

  1. Please submit each submission individually.
  2. We accept all basic document file types.
  3. Remove your name from any and all pages on your submission's document.

GUIDELINES

*Fiction and creative non-fiction:

  • Submit up to five fiction or creative non-fiction pieces
  • Each submission should be twenty pages or less

*Poetry:

  • May submit up to five poems
  • Each submission should be ten pages or less

*Drama:

  • Submit up to three works of drama
  • Each submission should be fifteen pages or less

FAQ

  • Who can submit?

San Francisco State University students only can submit. If you are a current student, you can submit. If you have recently graduated, you may submit to the first issue published after your graduation.

  • How can I join the staff?

As an SFSU student, you must first take CW 640. Then if a position opens up, you may apply. Every semester the Fiction and Poetry Editor positions usually become available while the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor positions do not. If a position is not filled, the Transfer team will solicit Creative Writing majors to fill the positions.

  • I'm an SF State student. Aren't I guaranteed to be published?

No, you are not guaranteed to be published. The decision process is in the hands of the poetry and fiction editors. Occasionally, an executive decision to publish or not publish something will be made by the Editor in Chief. * Please do not submit more than the maximum number of works for each respective genre. If you submit more than the maximum number of works the editors will only review the first few of your submissions. Thank you.

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 121 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.

  • 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.

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