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  Full details  Editorial Philosophy VQR strives to publish the best writing we can find. While we have a long history of publishing accomplished and award-winning authors, we also seek and support emerging writers. A look at one of our latest issues will show you the diversity of voices we publish. Genres Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 3,500–8,000 words. We are generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy). Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. We publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self. General Guidelines We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online. We only accept submissions onlin

The Arkansas International

  Full details  General Submissions We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited general submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between January 20 and April 20. In the fall, we accept submissions for our themed issue between August 20 and November 20. While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission. If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the nu


 Full details  Submission guidelines All submissions should be previously unpublished. We welcome all forms of non-fiction: personal essay, memoir, reportage, travel writing, auto-fiction, and the writing that falls in between. Our guideline word count for work is 2,000–4,000 words. Submissions should be in one .doc or .docx attachment and double-spaced. We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us should your work be accepted elsewhere. We offer contributors a flat fee of ‎‎€300, which we pay prior to publication; contributors also receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured. We only accept submissions through our website.  We publish work by Irish and international writers. For practical and economic reasons, we discourage the use of images unless integral to a piece of writing. We encourage submissions from writers who are underrepresented in the arts, due to their socio-economic background, ethn


 Full details  MetaStellar is always open to submissions Our editorial team would be happy to hear from you. Below is an overview for paid and unpaid submissions. Paid Submissions MetaStellar Magazine has two cycles for paid submissions each year, where we pay 8 cents a word for flash fiction. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for submissions outside these two cycles. To keep up with our paid submissions windows, you can subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter .  If you are interested in submitting, please see our fiction submission page . Year-round Submissions MetaStellar editors welcome unpaid submissions and pitches all year round — in the form of reviews, essays, excerpts, and reprints — and typically respond in a week. If your piece is accepted for publication, we will send you a contract giving us non-exclusive rights to edit and publish it, edits subject to your approval.  Please review our guidelines and submit your work at the below links:

Radon Journal

  Full details  Submission Guidelines Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. ​ We publish every January, May, and September.   Submissions are accepted year-round. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Reprints accepted assuming artist has the rights. ​ Please click below to submit your work:       Label your submission file "LastName_Title" Poets may label their file "LastName_5 Poems" Please attach a single-page cover letter to your submission. We kindly request a third person bio that is 100-words or shorter. Author rights:   For non-reprints, Radon asks for first English digital rights and for non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights. SUBMIT Prose We accept flash fiction and short story submissions up to 3,000 words. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of 1¢ per word for original work and .5¢ per word for reprints. ​ For quick

Shrapnel Magazine

  Full details  Shrapnel publishes experimental writing from emerging writers in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, and poetry. We also converse with the Canadian literary community through book reviews, interviews, and columns. We are also keen to publish graphic narratives and comics, as well as transgenre work that is not easily categorized. Please note that Shrapnel is not currently publishing stories centred around trauma or grief. Please read the submission guidelines for each genre carefully and submit your very best work. We will not respond to submissions that do not follow our guidelines. All fiction, CNF, and essay publications are paid $25 ; original artwork for stories, hybrid works, and comics are paid $20 ; and poetry, book reviews, interviews, and columns are paid $15 . We’re eager to raise the pay as soon as possible depending on what funding we can secure. We’re paying extra for your voice! On top of our rates for written work, we’ll chuck in an add

Tramp Press

 Full details  We’re always on the hunt for brilliant new writers. Dear Writers, We’re always looking for exceptional new works of fiction and narrative non-fiction. If you’re an exceptional writer, we’re looking for you. If you’re a person of colour, we’re particularly looking for you. If you identify as being a member of a group that has been under-represented in literature, we’re looking for you. In fact, all you need to be published by Tramp Press is 1) be an exceptional writer! And 2) follow the submission guidelines. Then email us at (please don’t send to any other address as we can’t guarantee it’ll be logged and read). We have an open submissions policy, which means you can submit whenever you like – you don’t have to email us first to ask, just fire away as per the instructions below. You don’t have to be Irish – in fact you don’t have to be anything at all, except great at writing. Now for the bad news: unfortunately it’s very like

Ghost Orchid Press

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Kitchen Press

 Full details  Contact Us Submissions We accept proposals for cookbooks from restaurants and chefs. Please do not send a manuscript in the first instance, but get in touch through the contact form below with an outline and some background information about yourself and your business. We will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know if we’d like to read the manuscript or pursue the proposal further. See site for form.

Snarl Journal

  Full details  Snarl is currently open to unsolicited submissions. We accept electronic submissions through Submittable . We also accept postal submissions from incarcerated writers and those otherwise unable to submit electronically. To mail us your submission, please address it to: Chloe Seim PO Box 442634 Lawrence, KS 66049 We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and other work from creators of marginalized identities. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, check out our FAQ page. For our pay rates, please see the bottom of this page. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. We aim to respond to all submissions within five months. Please find specific guidelines for each genre below. Fiction and Nonfiction: Please send us one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 8, 000 words . Though we have no restrictions on styl

Head Shot Press

 Full details  We are actively looking for crime novels that are predominantly neo-noir or hard-boiled. We’re unlikely to consider murder mysteries, cosy, or those where crimes are solved by cats (unless your name is John Travis ). In the first instance, send an enquiry email with a brief synopsis, the first three chapters as a Word or RTF or PDF attachment, and some bio information to the following address: Please mark your email header as follows: SUBMISSION / YOUR NAME / NOVEL TITLE We don’t ask for much. If you can’t do the above, then we will probably delete your email unread. And don’t stress over the synopsis. We don’t want the whole story. A paragraph will suffice. If we like your work we’ll make an offer. We will never ask you to contribute towards publishing your work. Head Shot Press predominantly focusses on e-books with some print copies. Those print copies – as with every publisher under the sun (and a few under the