Calamus Journal is currently accepting submissions of poetry and flash fiction for its eighth issue. Please read through the following guidelines before sending work.
General guidelines:
• Please submit only previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine; just e-mail us to let us know if your piece gets picked up elsewhere.
• You must possess all of the rights to the work you are submitting. If accepted, we just ask for the right to keep your work archived on our website indefinitely. All rights revert to you upon publication. If your piece gets republished later on, we would appreciate having Calamus credited.
• Send all pieces in a single word doc, with each piece beginning on a new page. Do not include images in your file or send us your submission using Google Docs.
• We aim to send decisions regarding all submissions within one week. In the event that we take longer, please feel free to query. If your work is rejected, feel free to resubmit at your leisure, up to three submissions per reading period. If your work is accepted, please wait at least 6 months after your work is published before resubmitting.
• We are a non-paying market.
Poetry submissions:
• Send 1-4 poems in a single word document, single-spaced, legible font. 40 lines maximum per poem. Begin all poems on a new page.
Flash fiction submissions:
• Send up to 3 flash fiction pieces in a single word document, double-spaced, legible font. 500 words maximum per piece. Begin each piece on a new page.
For more information on our stylistic preferences, check out Jim Harrington’s interview with our editor-in-chief from the “Six Questions For…” project.
If you’ve read our guidelines and want to submit, please send your submission via e-mail to calamusjournal AT gmail DOTCOM. Include a brief cover letter with a short (100 words or less) third person author bio to be published alongside your work in the event that it is accepted. We look forward to reading your work!