Submission Guidelines

All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • One submission is permitted per quarterly. This means that you may only enter your work into one category. Your submission will be considered for the upcoming issue only.
  • Within each category, you may only submit one piece of work, unless you are submitting poetry or artwork. Please note that we are unlikely to accept more than one work per writer or artist.
  • Our print magazine is published in A5. Please consider this if you have a specific intention regarding the formatting of your work.
  • Works must be written primarily in English.
  • All works should be typed.
  • We do not consider previously published or self-published submissions, even if the work has been deleted at the time of submission.
  • We do consider simultaneous submissions. However, you must inform us if your work gets published anywhere else so that we can withdraw your submission.
  • Please wait for our response regarding your submission before submitting another one.
  • If your work is accepted, we may make editorial changes. We will inform you of any changes that are made so that you can approve these prior to publication.
  • We are not looking for gratuitous or offensive language or erotic detail.
  • We are not looking for radical or overly didactic religious or political commentary.

If you are planning to submit written works, please read the following style guidelines when formatting your manuscript:

  • Use single-spacing.
  • Use 12 point.
  • Include your name, email address and nationality on the upper left-hand corner of the first page.
  • Include your word count to the nearest hundred words on the upper right-hand corner of the first page.
  • Centre your title.
  • Number the pages of your document.
  • Submit all written work as a singular .doc/.docx/.odf attachment. Do not send your work as a .pdf.

Please adhere to the following category specific suggestions:

  • Poetry:
    • Maximum of 40 lines.
    • We welcome free and formal verse and anything in between.
    • Maximum of 3 works, all submitted in the same document.
  • Drama:
    • Stage plays
      • Maximum of 5 pages of A4 content.
      • Monologues are welcome.
    • Screen plays
      • Maximum of 5 pages of A4 content.
      • Formatting should be as close to Final Draft as possible.
  • Fiction:
    • Short Stories
      • Maximum of 5000 words.
    • Flash Fiction
      • Maximum of 1000 words.
  • Non Fiction:
    • Essays
      • Maximum of 5000 words.
    • Creative Non Fiction
      • Maximum of 5000 words.
      • Flash Creative Non Fiction is welcome.
  • Artworks:
    • We accept art and photography.
    • Our form does not support file sizes larger than 10MB.
    • Submit all art work in PNG, JPEG or JPG format. For your artwork/photo to be considered for the cover art please submit in A4 format or aspect ratio 1:√2.
    • Maximum of 3 works, each submitted individually.