The Phare

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  • Before submitting, please read an issue of The Phare so you're aware of the type of work we publish.

  • For our Autumn issue we are inviting submissions on the theme of COAST.

  • Be kind to us. A sensible font, 12 point. Double-spaced for fiction and creative non-fiction, single-spaced for poetry. 

  • Short fiction/creative non-fiction format: please do not indent new paras or dialogue - just add appropriate line breaks. 


  • In the subject box, please say whether it's  short fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry and the title of the piece e.g. ‘Short Fiction – My Phare Lady’


  • In the body of the email please include a third person author’s bio of no more than 75 words with any social media or personal website links


  • Short Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction – max 2000 words. Poetry (up to four poems) – max 40 lines​


  • Please send no more than one piece of short fiction (up to 2000 words), one piece of creative non-fiction (up to 2000 words) or four poems.


  • On each piece please type your name, email address and word count (line count if it’s a poem)


  • Please  send your piece as a word document attachment. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN PDF FORMAT.


  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere.


  • Unpublished pieces only please.


  • We may suggest a few minor edits before publication.

  • There are a few things that will turn the The Phare's lights out; overtly transgressive, gratuitous violence and/or sex, religious intolerance, anything homophobic or racist. And sorry, we’re not the right place for YA or children’s literature.


  • By submitting your written work to The Phare Literary Magazine you are granting us non-exclusive rights to publish in our online journal at and in any The Phare print journal or anthology. We will also be granted non-exclusive archival rights to display the written work for as long as The Phare exists. Copyright remains with the author.


  • If you are unsuccessful, we'd love you to submit again but please wait until the next submission window. 




Short Fiction up to 2000 words
Creative Non Fiction 
up to 2000 words
1 Poem
Up to 4 Poems





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