Submission Guidelines

The tone of Tendon is inclusive. It is for specialists and non-specialists, and parts of it will be printed and shared with members of the Baltimore community. The language, style, and tone, therefore, strikes a balance between accessible and thought-provoking.

References should be included only when absolutely necessary. If your piece contains a large number of references, consider editing for accessibility before submitting.

We accept submissions in poetryfictioncreative nonfictioncritical perspectives, and visual art. We welcome prose submissions of up to 2,000 words, poetry submissions of up to 5 poems, and visual art/mixed media up to 5 pages.

Tendon​ is currently accepting submissions for Issue 04, Breath: Respiration/Reparation, through ​April 30, 2021​ at ​​. In your email, please attach your submission as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf, and include:

  • Preferred Name
  • Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Critical Perspectives, or Visual Art
  • Brief Author’s Bio (2-4 sentences)
  • Social Media Handle (if any)