Submissions are only accepted during open calls and contests. The specific guidelines for each will be posted.
Small Print: Read it at least once before submitting to GMP…
a. There are no limitations or guidelines on adult language or content, and work will never be rejected only for containing sexy stuff. We like reading it.
b. GMP will not publish any material that it deems as promoting or directing hate or violance toward: um, any other people, period. We retain the right to reject any material, forthis, any or no reason at all.
c. By submitting your work, you are authorizing GMP to print and sell your work ONLY in the publication to which you sought acceptance, and any reprints of same, as well as the possibility of appearing on websites owned by GMP now or in the future. You may withdraw your work for any reason before the deadline date, UNLESS we have already issued an acceptance email.
d. You retain the rights to your work. If we ever want to reprint it in any other publication,you will be contacted and permission requested.
e. Please note that all GMP publications will be unique, and each will have its own set of submission guidelines, deadlines, and possibly other special conditions. Please be sure you have read the submission information for the specific publication to which you are submitting.
FRIEND/ PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP ADVISORY:
If we are friends on Facebook, on some other network or website, friends in real life, penpals, etc., and you are submitting your work to a GMP publication, consideration for our personal relationship will not be given in editorial decisions or submissions rejected due to failure to follow the guidelines. Editorial decisions will not be made solely on the quality of the submitted piece, but additionally on space contraints, layout considerations, and relevance to the submission theme (and the fully developed concept - which, unfortunately, no one will be privy to beforehand).
If this will negatively affect your feelings about me, and there is any possibility that could then devolve into very public and insane arguments on the *ahem* INTERNET, or result in an unfriending/ physical fight - please don’t submit. I value all of you too much. And, I am kind of an asshole, so I can honestly say that I need your friendship more than you need another publishing credit.
Note: I absolutely do not think that any of my friends would ever be less than 100% mature adults in the rejection of something they created, groomed and presented to me for my gentle, friend-like opinion; but since I am disclaiming crap all over the place, I figured this couldn’t hurt.