This brief is for the harried author frantically seeking to place
their original and unpublished work in a suitable magazine.
COMBAT magazine is interested in publishing good
stories, essays, and poetry about lives touched by war. The scope
is timeless and international. The focus is on making sense of
COMBAT magazine is interested in publishing
compositions that offer perspective or show
context ... we're not interested in stereotypic
themes or jejune war stories. Controversial anecdotes or
impassioned tales are preferable to predictable plaints and trite
diatribes. We don't want blood and guts without
the impelling heart and mind. We seek thoughtful
writings that connect the particular to the
general, or the greater to the lesser. Each work should make some
philosophical point or draw some moral
Relevant contributions must be of appropriate length, written in
English, and submitted in a universal electronic format.
All submissions must be original, previously unpublished, and
submitted with a brief literary biography. Any accepted works
must consign first serial
rights by written transfer to COMBAT
During the three week period prior to the closing of each
quarterly issue of COMBAT magazine, writers and
artists may encounter an abnormal delay in the routine processing
of submissions; which unavoidable interruption is respectfully
acknowledged to be the necessarily chaotic interval of formatting
from whence an orderly publication emerges ... and on the day
after, the staff rests. All submissions will be acknowledged as
soon as possible.
The editorial staff has experience of both real and paper wars,
hence the provisions protecting authorial integrity and rights.
Submitted works will either be accepted or rejected, but will
never be rewritten by the staff.
If interested, the prospective author can find further details
about COMBAT policies and practices in this
(S-1 ADMIN) section. Library specimens and
will be found in other sections.
Submissions in electronic format may be sent to the editorial
staff of COMBAT magazine at:
P.O. Box 3, Circleville, WV 26804 USA.