Submissions will be open next from January 1 to January 31, 2020. Please adhere to the following guidelines during the next open reading period.
Send all submissions to . Choose one of the following for the subject line of your email: POETRY, PROSE, or VISUAL ART. Instead of a cover letter, include the following criteria in the body of your email:
Case-sensitive name under which you publish
A brief, third-person bio
Case-sensitive titles of your piece(s)
Specific genre of your submission (e.g., essay, visual poems, paintings)
Any content warnings
Link to Facebook, and/or Twitter and Instagram usernames
Include your submission as an attachment. We prefer Word .doc, .mp3, .mp4, and .jpg. If you submit to more than one genre, send more than one email. Do not send more than one submission per genre per open reading period.
For poetry, include 1-3 poems in a single document with each poem beginning on a new page, totaling no more than 10 pages; prose, maximum of 3000 words; visual art, maximum of 8 images; multimedia, maximum of 15 minutes.
Work must be previously unpublished, both in print and online, including personal blogs and social media platforms. We will read simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately as a reply to your original email if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
All published work remains the intellectual property of the artist. By submitting to us, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights to publish your work. Rights revert to the author upon publication. While not mandatory, we'd be grateful if you credited us if you choose to publish your work again.
Writers living on the margins to the front. Submissions are free. At this time, we do not pay our contributors. We reserve the right to edit accepted submissions and bios for grammar, spelling, and style.
We receive hundreds of submissions during open reading periods, but normally only have about 20 spots available for publication. For this reason, we often have to turn away good work. If your submission wasn’t accepted, please consider submitting again during a future open reading period. If you have been previously published by us, please wait until the next season (annual) before submitting again.
Expect us to get back to you within two months of closing submissions. If you don't hear from us by then, please send an inquiry.