Help resources:Interacting with escarp is easy, but it can be a little tricky if you aren't already familiar with Twitter; we've taken the time to answer some of the more-common questions.
How to submit or subscribe to escarp
Subscribe by SMS/text message
- text follow escarp to 40404.
- follow the directions in the reply text to set up your username.
Submit by SMS/text message
- after we follow you back, text d escarp "submission contents" (no quotes needed) to 40404
- make sure to follow our submission guidelines
Subscribe by web
- visit escarp on Twitter
- click sign up and complete the sign-up form.
Submit by web
Frequently Asked Questions> Will this cost me anything?
> Why would I join Twitter just to submit to escarp?
> Why can't I just email my submission?
> What if I don't have a cell phone?
> Why 140 characters?
> How quickly does escarp process submissions?
> What's your aesthetic? What do you want?
> Who's "We"?
> What's with this million seconds ago stuff?
> Why's it called "escarp"?
> How can I help?
> How can I ask a question?
Will this cost me anything?Twitter is free to join and escarp is free to receive--but your cell provider might charge you for text messages.
Why would I join Twitter just for escarp?Twitter has far more value-added than the average submission manager. The real head-scratcher is why anyone would join a one-trick sub manager for each journal.
Why can't I just email my submission?We believe Twitter represents the potential to have a global, real-time conversation about literature; accepting work only through Twitter encourages writers to enter this ecosystem. You have to play ball if you want to be on the scoreboard.
What if I don't have a cell phone?escarp is best experienced on your phone, but it can also be read by computer.
What's your aesthetic?We want to be impressed. We like quirks; we like powerful realizations. We shy away from "jokes" disguised as poems or stories, but not vice-versa.
Who's "We"?Pluralis maiestatis, the majestic plural, the editorial 'we'--call it whatever you want, but we maintain our own first-person-plural identity. It's what we do. If you really insist, though, check the about page.
Why's it called "escarp"?escarp is a shortened form of the word "escarpment." In the most specific, escarp is an homage to the Caprock Escarpment, a landform we are rather fond of.
What's the "million seconds ago" stuff?Ah, yes. We knew this would cause trouble. Because of our close association with geography, we've decided to express the age of our submissions in millions of seconds, rather than millions of years. Indulge us.
How can I help?Tell your friends. Below are sample messages. Text, email, Tweet or Facebook them. It also helps when you comment, retweet or "like" a piece through Twitter or Facebook. If you've got something else in mind, message us on Twitter.