***Poetry submissions are now closed and will open up again in August 2023.
We are currently accepting submissions of reviews, fiction and non-fiction only. Please adhere to the submission guidelines below.
We only consider previously unpublished work, ie first serial rights, electronic and print. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Nonfiction: One piece of up to 3000 words. Submissions Open
Reviews: Word length is approx. 1200-1500 words. Please use endnotes, not footnotes for citation.
Poetry: 3 poems max., all in one file (submissions are currently closed)
Fiction: One short story up to 3000 words, or for flash fiction send no more than 1000 words. Submissions Open
Formatting & Process:
- We accept only Microsoft Word doc files (.doc and .docx)
- Format your document in 12 point, Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced
- Name your file by surname and genre (e.g. yoursurname_poetry)
- In the subject line of your email, write your surname and genre of submission (i.e. non-fiction, review or poetry)
- In the body of the email, include a short bio and attach your submission file
- Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
***Note: Please only submit once until you have heard back from us. (See response times below.)
We are a very small team whose editors work on a voluntary basis. Our response time is 3-6 months. Please do not query the status of your submission before 3 months. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Fiction and essays $200
Please note: We are not currently funded to pay international contributors.
Covid19 Policy: Book Reviews
Our Covid-safe policy for correspondence with publishers is as follows:
During the pandemic we are asking publishers to help us by sending electronic copies of their books for review as well as a publicity image for social media. We will commission reviews on social media and by email to our cohort of reviewers. Our reviewers include specialist readers, early career researchers, academics and book lovers. Once we commission a review we will write to ask publishers to post books directly to reviewers. This will minimise unnecessary social movement and assist the industry with postage costs. We look forward to working with publishers electronically in creative co-supportive ways.
We are unable to give detailed feedback on your work but manuscript appraisals may be applied for. There is a fee of $500 for 3000 words or for 3 poems.