Please submit prose and poetry through our submissions manager. We cannot accept email submissions.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If you must withdraw a piece of fiction, nonfiction, or graphic fiction, please do so by logging into your Submittable account and withdrawing the piece. In the case of poetry submissions of more than one poem, please notify us immediately by adding a note to your submission on Submittable.
Please limit your submissions to two per calendar year. We do not accept previously published material.
For full genre-specific guidelines, please see the categories below, or visit our submit page.
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Submit between three and five poems. Please use standard font and formatting (single-spaced is preferred unless it's a stylistic choice). Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on each page.
Send only one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
If you must withdraw a piece from your poetry submission, please notify us immediately by adding a note to your submission on Submittable.
All fiction should be double-spaced, in standard formatting and font. In the interest of publishing work best suited to an online format, we are asking for prose pieces no longer than 4,500 words. In this vein, we are also very interested in flash fiction, short shorts, collaborative pieces, and work that would not be possible on the printed page.
Please include your entire submission in one file, and be sure your name and contact information are included on each page. All work should be uploaded through our submissions manager. Send one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
Paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital art are all accepted, as are submissions that combine text and visuals. Pieces whose focus is narrative will receive special attention. We define narrative pieces as those that are not merely aesthetic but which express a story. For one piece this story may be journalistic, another may be a diary comic, a third might be a series of images which together present a larger concept. Surprise us!
We will accept up to 5 submissions from one artist at a time. A series, or a comic, counts as a single submission. No series or comic should be longer than 15 pages. Images should be 300dpi and saved as either .jpeg or .pdf files.