Inspect the Unexpected.
Inopinata is a student run literary journal at the University of Mary Washington that focuses on odd occurrences in every-day life; interactions between people, objects, places, and/or things that are, for whatever reason, outside the pale of "normal" experience.
We aim to express the things that are hard to articulate; that look that you share with someone on the subway, that odd tingling sensation that travels down your neck when you think you're being watched, the way it feels to come home to a surprisingly empty house, the feelings, actions, and people that seem to come out of nowhere and stick with you.
We mean to push the boundaries. We mean to find and publish works that resonate with people on many different levels.
We accept previously unpublished literary fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and poetry. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by attachment.
Word count should not exceed 6,000 words.
Should not be set in completely fictional worlds (aka most science fiction and fantasy), but will accept "blue moon" stories under the right circumstances.
We cannot accept fan-fiction.
Poetry that fits within the aims of our mission statement will be considered. There is no set word limit.
Deadline: November 15, 2011