What We Publish
The best submissions come from those who have read our back issues and understand our mission. Above all, we seek works of artistic excellence.
Submissions should use a basic 12pt font like Times, Ariel, or Helvetica.
Double space your fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts (poetry can be spaced as appropriate for the poem.)
In the document’s header, please include your name, the name of the work you are submitting, and the page number (when more than one page, that is).
Make sure the title, your name, and your contact information, especially your email address, are on the first page of the document, along with a word count for fiction and creative nonfiction or line count for poetry.
Though you may submit up to 5 poems, poems should be submitted as separate files within one entry.
Poems that continue onto a second page should include a note of either “continued with stanza break” or “continued without stanza break.”
Beginning in 2017, our reading period will be October 1 - March 31.
At the time of acceptance, authors will be sent a publication agreement. By accepting the work, we are assuming first publication rights, but authors will retain all future rights. Some pieces from each issue may be excerpted on the website. By agreeing to publication, authors also agree to online publication of this promotional excerpt.
Authors of accepted work will receive a complimentary contributor’s copy. One piece from each genre (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction) will be selected for the Editor's Choice Award. Recipients will receive two contributor’s copies.