For Issue 15 of Inertia, editor J.M. Spalding is looking for music and prose. Please note that poetry submissions are now closed. For music, we’d like to see bossa nova and other latin-influenced pieces (think Mendes, Jobim etc). For non-fiction, we’re looking for autobiographical essays (roughly 500-1000 words) for our upcoming “A Day in the Life” series. For fiction, we’re looking for a good hard-boiled detective story (< 2500 words). For poetry, anything goes—but we’d love to see work that addresses the current state of things.
Send a query letter for anything else. Submissions for #15 can be made to J.M. Spalding at: john (at)

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