Submission Guidelines

One of the many reasons I decided to begin a quarterly e-publication is the idea of gathering your stories and images and providing a publication that "speaks" to the heart and soul of others. We really are more alike than we are different and what better way to connect than through sharing our stories?

Each quarterly publication will be based upon a theme.

I invite submissions in the following formats:

  • photography and art work
  • poetry
  • short stories (up to 15,000 words, this is not a challenge, just a limit)
  • Creative non-fiction (tell us your true story! up to 15,000 words)
  • Flash fiction (up to 1,000 words)
  • memoirs (up to 15,000 words)
  • book reviews
  • DIY crafts
  • DIY home decor
  • Recipes

Each contributor will have a byline that will include a small image and a brief bio. Links to web sites, social media accounts, blog etc are also included.

While we do not pay our contributors at this time, we do send all contributors two copies of the issue they appear in.

The Studio Voice uses Submittable for all submissions. Submissions are open for the Winter 2013 issue.

The Studio Voice is all about lifestyle, inspiration, and imagination – expressed through personal narrative, poetry, short story (fiction or non fiction) DIY decor and crafts projects, high-end artisan + hand crafted products, original artwork, photography, and recipes. Submissions that relate to these topics are welcome.


  • We ask for exclusive First Rights (meaning the right to be the first to publish your work in print and in digital formats). You may republish your work 90 days afterwards. We, occasionally consider reprints – please be sure to specify that your work has been published elsewhere in your submission form.
  • We welcome simultaneous submissions, however, once you hear from another publication, please withdraw your submission and notify us immediately.
  • Work must be submitted electronically through the Submittable forms below. If you are submitting art or photography to be considered for cover art, please indicate this in the Submittable form.
  • You will be notified via email when your submission is received.
  • You will be contacted via email once we have made a decision regarding your submission. Please note that if we decide to publish your piece, it may be a few weeks/months before your work actually appears in print. (Please do not email or call us to ask about the review process or results – we review each and every submission, promise!)
  • If your submission is selected for publication, we will send a publishing agreement for your review and signature.  We will also request a short biography/artist statement. (View an example of our publishing agreement.)
  • All decisions as to whether or not to publish your work are final.


Contributors receive payment for their work, generally a small honorarium as well as a free copy of the issue in which their work is published.
Payment is made within 30 days of publication. We do not provide an honorarium for reprints

Each contributor will have a byline that will include a small image and a brief bio. Links to web sites, social media accounts, blog etc are also included.

Additional Details:

When submitting image files you may use small image sizes with low dpi, however, if your image/s are selected for publication we will need artwork with a minimum of 300dpi.

We ask that all file types submitted clearly include your last name and at a minimum first initial, for example J_Doe.doc , J_Doe.jpg.

Editorial Calendar:

Call for submissions for Fall, 2013 will close on November 4, 2013
Fall 2013 issue is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2013

Call for submissions for Winter 2014 is currently open until January 20, 2014
Winter 2014 issues is scheduled to be released on February 3, 2014


The theme for Fall, 2013 edition is Generosity.

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Generosity is a powerful force for both the receiver and the giver.  Recalling times when we have experienced generosity in its purest form (without expectations of gain) reminds us of our true nature and the goodness that we all come from. We invite you to share your thoughts, experiences, and expressions of generosity.

Call for submissions closes on 11/4/13

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The theme for Winter, 2014 edition is Being Present.

“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

We spend so much of our lives striving to accomplish the things on our to-do lists, visit all the places we want to see, read the latest and most talked about books, increase our networks of wonderful people that we often forget to stop and be present with the wonder of what is right in front of us.  We invite you to share your thoughts, experiences, practices, and expressions of being present in the infinite NOW.

Call for submissions closes on January 20, 2014

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