The Florida Review has a tradition of recognizing new art forms--we were one of the first
literary magazines to publish graphic narrative, and, before that, to open our
pages to creative nonfiction. Now we would like to recognize that digital
stories are an art form as well and publish some of the best in our new web
magazine, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online.
Submit digital stories, both interactive and non-interactive, for
consideration. For digital stories in a
linear format, we are looking for 3-5 minute digital stories that combine
images, voiceover narration, and, as appropriate, music, sound effects, and/or
video. Compelling personal narratives concerning
a variety of topics will be considered for online publication. Digital
stories should be submitted in .MP4 or .MOV format, and authors should include
a title screen that lists story title and full author name, as well as a
credits screen at the end that lists all image and other content sources unless
they are the property of the storyteller (for example, personal
photographs). For interactive digital stories, we can publish interactive
narratives that publish to the Web, such as those written using Inklewriter,
Twine, etc. These stories can be fictional
or non-fictional. Please submit the Web
link for the story if submitting an interactive narrative for consideration
(either within Submittable or within the body of an email sent to Natalie.Underberg-Goode@ucf.edu). Re-publishing is possible with
permission of the original publisher (if applicable).
Please ensure that you have the right to
use and share online all digital story content before submitting. Please note that before publishing any work,
we will ask for a signed publication agreement that confirms you have acquired
permission for use of any visual, auditory, or other work not your own included
in your digital story, and that you accept full responsibility for doing so.
We charge a minimal submission fee in order to support the technical aspects of
our online publication and to help us maintain a high level of quality
submissions. We know that in an ideal world artists and writers would be
the only ones getting paid, but we can't operate without our submitters' and
suscribers' support. We hope that, in return, we will give our artists
and writers much-deserved recognition, excellent artistic company, and a
gateway to further opportunities.
Please note that you will be given the opportunity to "add on" a
subscription to our print magazine to this submission. You will receive a
discounted submitter rate of $18.00 for a 1-year subscription). Or you might
want to consider this a discount to our subscribers on submissions, meaning
that our submission fee drops to zero for print subscribers. It's a damn
good deal either way!