Guidelines

Guidelines

We are looking for stories that engage and entertain the reader – we like writers who break traditional boundaries and go subterranean. We appreciate boldness and originality, honesty, and eloquence.

Submit your best, but don’t worry too much about perfection.  If you have something interesting to say, and your writing is good overall, we will work with you on developing your text for publication.

We Will Avoid:

Writing that incites hatred or violence towards others.

Sexism, racism etc.  (Unless your work’s internal logic depends upon portraying these unsavoury aspects, e.g, a convincing portrait of a character who says and does things that offend.  Don’t aim for politically correct prose or dialogue at the expense of honesty).

Patronising prose, e.g,  if you have experienced poverty, tell us about it, but don’t write from your ivory tower about the lower classes.

Fiction/Poetry

We will take longer and shorter stories, generally 1,000 words to 5,000 in length. If your work is intriguing, we will publish it regardless of length, though we may do this in sections.

Feel free to send us your collections of poems, we will publish up to three at any given time.

Travel Writing

We appreciate an entertaining travelogue peppered with anecdotes about your experiences, and/or useful information on the place visited. Also send us your amazing photos to accompany the text.

Interviews

We like in-depth and insightful interviews with writers, poets, and other interesting people. Send us a photo to accompany the text.

Eligibility

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but do let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Thanks.

Art & Photography

We welcome your original artwork and photography to go with the text. Whatever you send, please do ensure you have the appropriate license or permission for its use.

Formatting

Try to follow the guide below.

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Although we ask you to submit your work via submittable, (below), once accepted we may also request that you send your work again in plain text form via email. This makes it easier for us to post your writing on our website. If you become a regular contributor, we would ask you to log in and upload your writing in draft form, pending review.

How to Submit Work


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