Friday, August 27, 2021

Six Questions for Leia, Head Editor, Full House Literary Magazine

Full House Literary Magazine publishes poetry to 30 lines, prose to 750 words, scripts to 1.5 pages, and visual arts. “Full House Literary Magazine is looking for unique pieces that are just screaming out to be shared with the world. These pieces can be fun, experimental, and engaging.” Read the complete guidelines here.

SQF: Why did you start this magazine?

Leia: I started this magazine because I wanted to give all writers the platform and space to be recognised for their work, and feel like writers. So many people I know are hesitant to call themselves a writer, or be proud or confident in their work. I want to give writers that voice and space to share what they love doing, and celebrate that. 

SQF: What are the top three things you look for in a submission and why?

Leia: Confidence, uniqueness, boldness. We want our published pieces to stand out with language that we’ve never seen before. You’ll wow us by taking risks and not being afraid to be bold. 

SQF: What most often turns you off to a submission?

Leia: The main reasons we sadly must reject a submission would be: if it is offensive, breaks our guidelines, includes many grammatical or spelling errors, or if the language doesn’t take enough risks.

SQF: What do you look for in the opening paragraph(s)/stanza(s) of a submission?

Leia: Something that pulls us in from the very first line, and that has a clear voice or tone shining through. 

SQF: What will readers experience on your podcast?

Leia: On our podcast, audiences can listen to interviews with emerging and upcoming writers, reviews of recent literary magazine issues, and our newsblast. The podcast is perfect if you love all things literature from poetry to prose. We give a platform to as many fantastic writers as we can and release episodes every two weeks. 

SQF: What one question on this topic do you wish I'd asked that I didn't? And how would you answer it?

Leia: What is the most exciting thing upcoming? 

The most exciting thing that is upcoming for FH is our 24 hour live stream festival for charity. The festival will include some truly amazing guests and run from Friday 10th of September to Saturday 11th of September 2021. 

Thank you, Leia. We all appreciate your taking time from your busy schedule to participate in this project.

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