1. How often is the website updated with new content?

Monthly issues are posted on the first of each month and are typically composed of a combination of unsolicited and commissioned content. Finalsts for our prompt competitions can also be found in their respective categories, however there is no specific schedule to their postings as competitions are announced at random times during the month (see question #5). 

2. Where else can content from Chaleur Magazine be found?

Content published in Chaleur Magazine can be found on our website and in our quarterly print issues. Additionally, readers can follow the Chaleur Magazine Apple News channel where esssays and stories are posted. Promotional excerpts from different creators' works are shared on our Instagram (@chaleurmagazine) and Facebook (Chaleur Magazine) pages.

3. How can I be notified of new content and Chaleur Magazine related news?

Following us on on our Instagram page (@chaleurmagazine) is the best way to keep up with new developments. Followers of our Apple News channel can elect to recieve notifications when new content is posted. We also provide the option to subscribe to our email newsletter, however notifications from the newsletter can be sporadic.

4. What rights does Chaleur Magazine have on the content they publish?

All content submitted for our online monthly issues are published under one-time non-exclusive publication rights. Creators featured in our online monthly issues are free to submit and publish their work wherever they choose, and feature credit to Chaleur Magazine is appreciated but not required. For 36-hour prompt competition winning content and accepted submissions for our print issues, Chaleur Magazine compensates creators for first serial publication rights. We do not accept previously published work for our prompt competitions or print issues. After publication, creators are free to circulate their work anywhere else but are required to credit Chaleur Magazine as the original publisher. 

5. How do your 36-hour prompt competitions work?

Our 36-hour prompt competition is our favorite way to interact with our readers. At any point in the month, any point in the day, a new prompt competition can be announced on our Instagram page (@chaleurmagazine). From the moment the prompt is released online, any of our followers can submit work to be considered. Thirty-six hours after the prompt is released, our online submission form closes and our editors begin the selection process for a set amount of finalists. Finalists have their work published on our site and voted on by our Instagram followers. A set amount of finalists with the most votes win the established prize for that competition. Visa Gift Cards are our most frequent prizes.

6. Is Chaleur Magazine a for-profit magazine?

No, we are a not-for-profit magazine with the goal of sharing content that moves, shakes, and stirs while spotlighting new and emerging creators. The reading fee charged for submissions are accepted as voluntary non-tax-deductible donations. Collecting reading fees helps operating costs and funding our 36-hour prompt competitions.

7. What happens when I purchase Chaleur Magazine's print issues?

The proceeds from each of our print issues is donated to an organization of our Instagram followers' choice. Each quarter we allow our followers to suggest an impactful organization that could benefit from our donation. Because of this, each individual purchase of our print issue is a conscious agreement that a portion of its proceeds will be given to the elected organization. We do not offer the option of yearly subscriptions.

8. How can I advertise in Chaleur Magazine's print issues?

We welcome any passionate creators, or organizations doing meaningful work in the literary and art communities, to expand their reach through our print issues. Inquiries about advertising in our print issues should be sent to editor@chaleurmagazine.com. Before sending us an inquiry please read the following guidelines:

  1. We do not charge creators or organizations to advertise in our print issues. However, a donation towards raising funds for the follower-nominated non-profit organization is appreciated and can be addressed in the inquiry.
  2. We do not welcome advertising explicitly advocating any political or religious ideology, nor do we welcome advertising that promotes discrimination, intolerance, or violence.
  3. For indie authors: Advertising is available on our dedicated Bookshelf page for books published within the last five years. Inquiries about advertising on our Bookshelf page must include: cover image, a brief book description, list of where the title is available and in what format(s), list price, and reference/links to reviews completed by third-parties unaffiliated with the author.
  4. For organizations: Organizations seeking to advertise in our print issue must address how their service, product, or mission benefit those of the literary and art communities. Organizations determined not to have a clear benefit to those of the literary and art communities will not be permitted to advertise in our print issue. Inquiries for advertising for organizations must include: reference/link to organization website or social media, image(s) to be used in advertising, statement describing the objective of advertising in the print issue.
  5. All advertising inquiries must include a brief bio of the advertiser and a contact number.