Submit Your Work
Jerry Jazz Musician regularly publishes work by contributing artists, and encourages you to consider submitting work for consideration. When your work is published, you will join a growing community of writers, poets, artists, podcast producers and filmmakers who share a passion for the creative culture found on this website. The following addresses general questions about how to submit and terms/conditions.
What we seek to publish:
Any creative offerings are considered for publication, including original poetry, short fiction, memoirs, criticism, essays, nonfiction, interviews, fine art, short films, and photographs. Ideally your submission will appeal to readers who have an interest in jazz music and related culture.
While we don’t wish to restrict your submissions, basic guidelines are as follows:
Short fiction, nonfiction, essays, etc. — no more than 5,000 words, please
Short fiction can be entered into our Short Fiction Contest, which is held three times every year. Details on how to submit your story can be found here
Poetry – submit three to five at a time
Fine art and photography – send samples via JPG attachment or provide a link to your work
Multimedia – before submitting, explain your work in an email (you will be requested to send your file after that). Please limit your submissions to up to ten minutes.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If your submission is accepted elsewhere while being considered by Jerry Jazz Musician, please inform us.
Submit your work via email (with PDF or Word document attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a short biography (two sentences for starters) with your work. Once submitted you will be contacted within a reasonable amount of time that it has been received.
Publishing terms and conditions
The artist retains complete copyright of published submission.
When you agree to these terms and allow your work to be published on Jerry Jazz Musician (www.jerryjazzmusician.com), you extend your rights on a worldwide basis (the breadth of the Internet).
Once your work has been published on Jerry Jazz Musician, you may publish and sell your work at any time, and to anyone you choose. We only ask artists to note that the work was originally published on Jerry Jazz Musician.
Your work may or may not be edited prior to publication. If extensive edits are required, the artist will be notified well in advance of publication for appropriate discussion. If a minimal amount of editing is required, Jerry Jazz Musician reserves the right to publish without review of the artist.
While artist input is welcome, Jerry Jazz Musician will make all decisions regarding a) images used in association with your work, 2) formatting of the work, and 3) the music selection (if any) associated with the work.
Jerry Jazz Musician may use your name and the name of your work in order to market and publicize the work.
Short Fiction Contest winners receive $100. (Contest details can be viewed here). Unless otherwise stated, all other accepted and published submissions are done so without compensation to the artist.
Artist represents and warrants that the submission is an original work of art and will not infringe or misappropriate the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. Artist agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Jerry Jazz Musician for any loss, injury, or damages resulting from a breach of these warranties.
If you wish to submit your work, or have additional questions, please reach out to me at email@example.com
Thanks for considering sharing your work with the Jerry Jazz Musician community.