What We're Interested In:

We're very open to all kinds of work. Feel free to send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography.

Simultaneous Submissions:

We hope you're pursuing simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your piece as soon as possible if accepted by another magazine. If this is the case, we offer you a sturdy e-handshake and congratulations!

Multiple Submissions:

No problem. Send all you like.


We offer all contributors a complimentary copy and several discounted copies of the issue in which their work appears, a place in the contributors' section of the issue, and the undying support of a caring and hard-working editor!

Response Time:

Response time is currently a week or two. As a writer and submitter, I understand how difficult it can be to wait for a decision on a submission. Palooka believes in having a fast turnaround, while still taking great pride in reading every word and giving each piece its due attention and thorough consideration. -- Jonathan Starke, Editor


These are read after the piece or pieces are evaluated and have no impact on publication. While schooling and publications are interesting, truths about yourself and your life are much more interesting.

Past Contributors:

We are only looking for work by authors and artists who have not yet published with us.

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