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Samsara: The Magazine of Suffering

Editorial Staff

Lisa Flach-Fulcher

- Managing Editor

R. David Fulcher

- Editor

Samsara Reading Status

OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS!

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NOTE TO CONTRIBUTORS: If you have submitted to Samsara while the reading period is closed, your manuscripts have been retained for review and consideration once Samsara re-opens its reading period.



NEWS UPDATE 07-01-2017:  SAMSARA OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

Samsara Magazine is now open to submissions of poetry, fiction and artwork.  Please review the Writer's Guidelines for more information.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 11-01-2016:  ISSUE #20 SHIPPING

Issue #20 is currently being shipped.  Information on ordering additional copies is located in the Writer's Guidelines.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 10-17-2016:  ISSUE #20 NEW RELEASE DATE

Issue #20 will be available to contributors and for purchase on November 1st.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 09-17-2016:  ISSUE #20 COMING SOON!

Issue #20 will be available to contributors and for purchase in October 2016.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 04-16-2016:  CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS

The reading period for Issue #20 is now closed.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 03-05-2016:  Samsara Issue #20 - CLOSING TO SUBMISSIONS 04-15-2016

The reading period for Samsara Issue #20 will be closing on April 15, 2016.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 09-15-2015:  Samsara Issue #20 - OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

Samsara is currently open to submissions of fiction, poetry and artwork.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 05-29-2015:  Issue #19 Shipping! / Special Author Discount

Issue #19 has been printed and contributor's copies should be mailed next week.

Due to the delays surrounding Issue #19, contributors will continue to have the ability to order additional copies at half price (USD $2.75) for their patience.

Thank you Issue #19 contributors!

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 05-06-2015:  Issue #19 Under Final Review / Special Author Discount

Final edits are being made to Issue #19, and then the issue will be printed and shipped.

Due to the delays surrounding Issue #19, contributors will have the ability to order additional copies at half price (USD $2.75) for their patience.

The shipping date will be posted soon, and thank you for your continued patience!

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 03-29-2015:  Issue #19 Author Bios have been posted!

 Check out some of the fascinating authors and artists to be included in Samsara Issue #19 by visiting the AUTHOR BIOS. #19 link.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 03-21-2015: Issue #19 Delayed until April 30th / Author Bios Update

The release of Issue #19 has been delayed until April 30th, 2015.  Author Bios for Issue #19 will be posted on the Web site by March 31st.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 02-09-2015: Author Bios are due by February 28th, 2015

If you have received an Acceptance Letter for Issue #19 please note that your author's bio and consent form is due by February 28th, 2015.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 09-04-2014: Decisions on submissions for Issue #19 to be mailed in September 2014

Decisions on submissions received within the reading period for Issue #19 will be sent out within the month of September.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 04-07-2014: "Pancakes in Heaven" Editor R. David Fulcher's poem "The Rain" recently appeared in the inspirational journal "Pancakes in Heaven". To learn more about this publication, send a letter to: Cory Meyer/Editor Pancakes in Heaven 8275 Lost Lake Drive West Saint Germain, WI 54558

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 04-04-2014: MORE COPIES OF ISSUE #18 BEING PRINTED We are out of Issue #18 and printing more copies. Order your copy today! Payment of $5.50 by check or money order to: R. David Fulcher, Samsara Magazine, PO Box 467, Ashburn VA 20146-0467

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 02-21-2014: SAMSARA READING PERIOD NOW CLOSED Samsara is currently closed to submissions. All submissions received during the reading period are under review.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 10-04-2013: SAMSARA READING PERIOD OPEN! Samsara is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and artwork between October 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 06-30-2013: Samsara Editors Visit the Big Apple!

On June 22, the Editors visited the The New York Book Festival at the Radisson Martinque in NYC. A powerful reading was given by Dr. Neal Hall, and numerous panels were conducted on the craft and future of writing.

Coming soon we'll be posting reviews of books from this book festival and others.

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor

-R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 01-12-2013: Author's Bio Section/Contibutor's Copies Happy 2013 artists, poets and writers!

We are in the process of developing the Author's Bio section of Samsara for Issue #18.

If you are a contributor of Issue #18 and would like to be included, but have not yet submitted your author's photo and bio, please do so.

Bio information and photos can be emailed to: rdfsamsara@gmail.com or mailed to the PO Box address.

Also, if you are a contributor of Issue #18 and have not yet received your contributor's copy of the issue, please contact Samsara and we will get you a contributor's copy.

Samsara would like to wish you much prosperity and success in the coming year!

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 11-15-2012: Samsara #18 has Shipped!

Contributor and subscriber copies have shipped.

NEWS UPDATE 10-15-2012: EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! The current year's issue is now available. Here are just a few of the treasures that you will discover within these pages:
  • In the stream-of-consciousness poem "Numb", the poet delights the reader with a playful use of language
  • In the heart-wrenching poem "I Did Not Know or Did Not Care", a man grieves for absolution that may never be given
  • In "The Swerve", the poet contemplates the physics of dying
  • Visions of espionage and spy thrillers are conjured by "Midnight in a Concave Mirror"
  • In "Letter to Nyland about the Gully" the poet reflects on deep snowfall and deeper conversations
  • ...and many more!
Thanks to all of the contributors and subscribers for your interest and support.

Contributor and subscriber copies will be mailed no later than 10/31.

Extra copies may be ordered for $5.50 via check payable to R. David Fulcher.

Author bios will be posted online early in the New Year.

Please enjoy Issue #18!

-Lisa Flach-Fulcher, Managing Editor -R. David Fulcher, Editor

NEWS UPDATE 06-12-2012: Samsara Email Address Updated

The Samsara Magazine email address has been updated to: rdfsamsara@gmail.com

Please use this address going forward for all electronic correspondence.

 

NEWS UPDATE 05-15-2012: Reading Status Update

Issue #18 is currently closed to submissions. 56 submissions are under consideration! Thank you to all contributors. Submissions received after 05-15-2012 will be retained for consideration for Issue #19.

NEWS UPDATE 01-05-2012: Happy New Year! Open to submissions...

Happy 2012 contributors and subscribers! Samsara is now open to submissions of artwork, fiction and poetry!

NEWS UPDATE 11-07-2011: Issue #17 Now Available!

Issue #17 is now available! Contributor and subscriber copies have been mailed out and should arrive within the week.

NEWS UPDATE 10-15-2011: Samsara Exhibits at Western Maryland Regional Small Press Fair

On October 15th, the Samsara staff made the trip northwest to Frostburg, MD to represent Samsara Magazine at the Western Maryland Regional Small Press Festival sponsored by Frostburg University's Center for Creative Writing. It was a beautiful Fall day in the mountains of western Maryland, and a creative vibe was in the air. Numerous guests picked up sample copies and writer's guidelines, increasing the exposure of our humble publication. Some of the other small presses featured as the festival were Raw Dog Screaming Press and Florida English.


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Last Revised: July 1, 2017 


WRITER'S GUIDELINES 2017-2018

Samsara, The Magazine of Suffering, P.O. Box 467, Ashburn, VA 20146-0467.

Accepts both poetry and fiction submissions. Poetry accepted up to two typed pages and fiction between 500 - 5K words (query for longer). If possible, stories should be submitted in both hardcopy and electronic MS Word 2003 or higher. All submissions should include the theme of suffering; however, there can be a positive resolution at the conclusion of the piece. All genres are accepted. Simultaneous submissions ok if noted as such. Cover letters are appreciated. FNASR only and pays in one contributor's copy. Back issues are available for $4.50, and the recent Issue #16 is available for $5.50. Please make checks payable to R. DAVID FULCHER.

Some Featured Writers:

TIPS TO WRITERS/POETS: Bear in mind that Samsara accepts mainstream, science fiction, fantasy, and horror that has suffering as its theme. All of the above types of stories/poetry have been published in Samsara. Make sure you give me honesty, intensity, and fresh imagery.

You may wish to query first before sending your manuscript due to the fact that Samsara has a somewhat irregular reading schedule. Electronic queries are okay, but I do not accept electronic submissions at this time.

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