We'll get right to the point. We're an online-only literary magazine that is interested in honest writing. We are waiting to hear their voices that may have been otherwise shunned by other journals or by others who have told them that they have nothing to say. Basically, in a nutshell, you deserve to be heard. And we want to provide that outlet for you. We want good stories, you have them, so send them along.
We picked the name Viewfinder because simply: there are many views in this world that we are unable to see because we only have our own personal one. It's a philosophy of literature we steadfastly stand behind: we take our stories seriously, more than anything else. Not to mention it's an awesome short story by Raymond Carver. We suggest you read it to get an idea of what we want.
We are more interested in moments of ordinary or fucked-up lives. A beginning, a middle and a end doesn't concern us. We want a snapshot of someone's life. We want a view. Whether muddled or not, we want something that makes us drop our drink and say, "THEY get it."
We're aware that we're not flashy or in-depth. But we want the literature we choose to speak for ourselves. We're not going to be like other journals who wanted agented submissions or cover letters. We just want your bio and the work. Simple.
Our mission is to select one story and one poem (or two stories/two poems) every month and publish them on our site. That's it. We're not in this for the money. We're in this for the love of our craft. We're not going to be mainstream. We're just going to be ourselves. Hopefully, that's the way you see it, too.
We currently cannot offer payment. Hopefully this does not deter your decision on submitting with us.
If you have any questions on submitting or anything else, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you.
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