Submissions

The Autumn 2020 issue will appear on November 1. Submissions to the Winter 2020-2021 issue of Folyosó are now open!

Folyosó welcomes original English-language writing, as well as art (including photography), from students of the Varga Katalin Gimnázium. In 2021 we will open submissions to the world; our first international issue will appear in the spring of 2021. For now (at least through the Autumn 2020 issue), the journal is only in English, except for the contest (see below). Gradually we will include more work in Hungarian.

Open Call (open to Varga students): Send us your best writing, in English, in any form (poem, story, essay, dialogue, etc.)–and send us your art. Please read this entire page and the FAQ page for details. To submit a piece for consideration, please email it as an attachment (Word for writing, high-quality image file for photography and art) to diana.senechal at vargaszolnok.hu. In the subject line, please include the word “Submission.” The deadline for the Winter 2020-2021 issue is January 31, 2020. The Open Call is separate from the contest.

Winter 2020-2021 Contest (in Hungarian and English, and open to secondary school students around the world): Imagine a new invention that, as far as you know, does not already exist. Describe it in an essay, story, poem, letter, dialogue, or other form of writing. The invention may be serious or silly, practical or whimsical, plausible or absurd (or any combination of these qualities). You may accompany it with drawings if you wish, but this is not required. Your piece should explain how the invention came into existence, how it works, and what purpose it serves (or could serve) in a fictional world. It should be entirely imaginary; if you have any actual inventions, don’t include them in this contest. Instead, develop them and apply for a patent! For this contest (not for the open call), we will consider pieces in Hungarian as well as in English. The deadline is January 31, 2021.

All contest entries should be sent to diana.senechal@vargaszolnok.hu. In your message, please provide your name, country, town/city, school, and a one-sentence biography in the third person. Please attach the entry as a Word document or Google doc. (No pdfs, please; it must be in an easily editable format.)

By submitting your work, you are attesting that is original and unpublished. You may quote briefly from other works, but please credit them properly. If your work is original but closely based on another work, please note this in your cover letter or in the piece itself.

Please note that if your submission is accepted, it will be published under your name (no pseudonyms or anonymous entries allowed). This is for three reasons. First, authors and artists in this journal should be willing to put their name to their work; this is a matter of both responsibility and pride. Second, this allows the journal to be taken seriously by others. Third, when you put your name to your work, you allow others to compliment it, comment on it, and ask questions about it.

We look forward to publishing exciting, moving, unusual, and thought-provoking pieces (in different styles, forms, and moods). If your piece is not accepted, please try again with another piece. If accepted, it may still need to go through some revision and editing before it is ready for publication. Any changes will be made in consultation with the author.

We look forward to reading your work!