We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your work if it has been accepted elsewhere. (Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw single poems.)
We do not accept multiple submissions.
Previously published material, sorry to say, will not be considered.
We read year-round. You should hear a response within four months, usually faster. If you have not heard from us after four months, send us a query at email@example.com.
Do not send the same submission to both the print issue and the online issue. Choose one or the other.
Your work will always remain yours; we ask only for first- and one-time and archival rights. That means we use your work once, and then we place it lovingly into our archive.
We do not yet pay our contributors with hard currency, but are hopeful that will change sometime in the future.
There are no limits on word count for prose—we like narratives and essays of all sizes, so long as the colors fit. (However, it's unlikely we'd be able to publish, say, War and Piece, Part Deux.)
If it's a short story, send us one piece at a time—please wait to hear from us before sending another.
If you're working with the short short form, please send three to five selections in the same submission.
Submit up to five poems in one file. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A SEPARATE SUBMISSION FOR EACH POEM. You can title the submission with the title of the first poem, or you can insert the titles of all the poems, or you can create a brand new title that befits the entire set of submissions, like “The Lost Poems of Viggo Mortensen.” To withdraw single poems, please add a note to your submission and indicate the poem(s) you would like to withdraw.
We are fans of narrative non-fiction, though we also accept essays that are not "academic." That is, please do not send us works intended for experts in a particular field, with citations and endnotes and words like "agglutinative."
Submit one work of non-fiction, with a minimum length of 2,500 words.