Current Theme Guidelines
Deadline is August 1.
We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us!
Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine).
Include a short bio about you, your work, and your role as a bookseller, librarian, or book collection steward in the body of your email.
Submissions over 3000 words might not be considered.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit.
File format: Submit your written work as either .doc, .docx, .rtf, or a Google doc only. PDF submissions will be rejected.
Fiction, Essays, etc.
We strongly prefer pieces under 3000 words, especially flash fiction under 1000. We typically will not consider excerpts of longer pieces.
Please submit one to two fiction pieces for each theme, or send us up to three if they are under 1000 words.
Send up to seven poems per theme.
Comics & Images Guidelines
File format: Any image file format of at least 300dpi is fine. Submit your image in color as we can do full color on the website, but will print in black and white.
Send up to 4-12 images (as long as they’re all in one email). If you have an art piece you want to submit and you do not have a camera, contact us and we will see what we can do.
The maximum number of pages is 12, however if you have a longer piece we can try to work something out.
Print dimensions are 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. (half-letter).