1,000-word stories or narrative essays inspired by a photo. We like literary, genre, and experimental work, as long as the writing is quality. All promising drafts receive a workshop with editorial feedback.
1) Claim a photo to inspire your story (or claim a photo that matches a piece you’ve already written). Check out our gallery, and comment on a photo to claim it. Note that we honor photo claims for one month. If you need additional time to submit your draft, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Email your story in a Word or Google doc to email@example.com. Submissions should be between 900–1100 words. In the body of your email, please include a link to the photo you claimed from our gallery.
We have a super-quick response time and prefer work written specifically from a photo, so simultaneous submissions are discouraged.
For a behind-the-scenes look at our submissions process, check out our interview on Duotrope.
Photographs that inspire an opening into a potential world. Refer to our archives to get a sense of what we like. No full-face portrait photography, please.
Email a sampling of your photos (up to 5) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, send us a link to your website or portfolio.
We look forward to seeing your work. We realize this process is a bit more collaborative than most journals, so please email us if you have questions!
Upon acceptance, 1:1000 reserves first-time electronic publication rights. Electronic publications are archived. After your work debuts on oneforonethousand.com, you may republish writing in electronic or print form with acknowledgement that the piece first appeared on 1:1000. Photography rights remain the property of the photographer. Portions of your 1:1000 entry which you do not own (for writers, this means the photograph; for photographers, this means the prose) may not be reproduced or republished without express permission.