Submission Guidelines

Theme Guidelines

Department Category: Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Fables

Interpret that how you’d like. We’ll take grizzly fairy tales. We’ll take re-workings of the very idea of the fable. We’ll take retellings of folktales or folktales to fit out our current age. We like menace and distance as much as we like strong interiority and good people. Reinterpret the old classics, pull out elements from Grimm’s and use them in a modern setting. Or take elements from our age and put them in scents out of the past. Do something new with fairy tales, folktales, and fables.

Submissions open May 1st and close June 15th.

Please email deepoverstock@gmail.com to submit.

 

General Guidelines

We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophy, sculpture, sound, mushroom dataset analysis, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions and more.

We publish online and in print quarterly.

Submissions We love stories about books, bookselling, and bookstores!

Include a short bio about you, your work, and your day job (especially if you work with books, mention the books!), in the body of the submission.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine).

Text Submissions

.doc, .docx, or google docs please. (no PDFs)

Fiction, Essays, etc.

While there is no length maximum for fiction, we prefer pieces under 3000, especially flash fiction under 1000. We typically will not consider excerpts of longer pieces. Please submit one to two fiction pieces at a time, or send us up to three if they are under 1000 words.

Poems

Send up to seven poems.

Comics & Images Guidelines

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, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

Print dimensions will be 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. (half-letter).We can do full color on the website, but b&w in print. Any image file should be fine, so long as it is at least 300dpi. The maximum number of pages is 12, however if you have a longer piece we can try to work something out.

 

Please email us at deepoverstock@gmail.com with any questions.

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