Please review Guidelines as well as the following reminders prior to hitting Submit:

  • Must be 18 years or older and a current resident of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia.
  • 5000 word maximum, per fiction piece; 2 page limit, per poem.
  • Two submission limit e.g., one poem, one short; two shorts; two poems.
  • Preferred formats: .doc or .docx.
  • All work must be edited for grammatical errors. We may ask for additional edits in preparation for publication. Unfortunately, we cannot comment on all submissions.
  • We will only consider submissions written in English or translated to English (with author permission).
  • Please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • If submission is accepted, $5 honorarium paid upon publication.
  • By submitting, you attest that all work is original and in no way utilizes AI word-processing, i.e., ChatGPT.
  • Guideline deviations may disqualify submissions from consideration.
  • We encourage donations.

Publication Calendar

Winter Issue: No Man’s Land
Published January 21, 2020

Summer Issue: Second Place
Published August 25, 2020

Spring Issue: Alter Ego
Published April 13, 2021

Fall Issue: Golden Age
Published November 23, 2021

Summer Solstice: Life Expectancy
Published June 27, 2023

Winter Solstice: Without Pause
Published December 19, 2023

Vernal Issue: Due West
Published March 19, 2024

Autumnal Issue – Coming September 2024

Special Issue: After Dark – Coming Halloween 2024