Interests:

We're open to all voices, forms, and styles. Please send your best unpublished chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips.

Simultaneous:

We encourage simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your piece if accepted elsewhere.

Multiple:

No problem. Send all you like.

Payment:

Contributors receive a free copy and unlimited discounted copies of their issue, a bio and photo in the magazine, and the support of a caring and hardworking editor!

Response:

A few weeks. We believe in having a fast turnaround while giving each piece thorough consideration.

We take great pride in reading every word and giving each chapbook its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all styles and genres and aren't looking for a particular aesthetic. We give anything a fair chance. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, graphic narrative, or hybrid work. Manuscripts should be roughly 25-100 pages. Each submission comes with a digital gift of your choice: a chapbook, a copy of Palooka, or the editor's award-winning novel.

If Accepted for Publication:      

  • A perfect-bound book with a glossy or matte color cover
  • $200 honorarium
  • 20 free copies of your book
  • Your own bio/photo page featured on our website

Length: 25-100 pages (flexible).

Cover Letter: Identify the manuscript as fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, graphic, or hybrid.

Simultaneous Submissions: Accepted. But please withdraw your manuscript if accepted elsewhere.

Citations: It's okay if some of the work has been previously published; proper citations will be made. 

$3.00
$3.00

Amount: One short story, a novel excerpt, or up to three flash pieces (combine into one document). 

Word Count: Up to 15,000 words. 

$3.00
$3.00

Amount: Up to five poems (combine into one document).

Amount: One essay, a book excerpt, or up to three flash essays (combine into one document). 

Word Count: Up to 15,000 words.

Artwork: Up to ten pieces—paintings, sketches, drawings, collage, mixed-media, etc.

Photography: Up to ten photographs.

Amount: One graphic narrative, up to three flash graphic narratives, or five comic strips.
 

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