Submission Guidelines

"Beauty without expression is boring"

Age Range: High School

Word Limit:

     Poetry: limit poetry to 80 lines

     Fiction: under 3000

     Creative Nonfiction: under 2000

Formatting:

  • Color: Black

  • Size: 12

  • Type: Times or Times New Roman

  • No crazy colors. No giant titles.

  • Keep your margins conventional as well. Word Documents are typically formatted with one-inch at the top and bottom, and 1.25 inch at the left and right. One space after periods. There should be no extra returns after paragraphs unless you have a fictive reason for the extra space

How To Submit Your Work

We accept submissions through our online submission system. Your manuscript must be submitted in one of these following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .pages. If for some reason, your manuscript can not be submitted in one of these formats, or if you are encountering technical difficulties during the submissions process, please contact us. Please submit previously unpublished works only. We accept simultaneous submissions, but you should withdraw your submission immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

Be Writers, for writers

Fiction

We welcome stories of all kinds, whether they be realistic, surreal, whimsical or practical. Our editors love experimental writing as well as stories of social significance. Please submit one piece per entry of up to 3,000 words.

Creative Nonfiction

We welcome all forms of creative nonfiction, ranging from immersion reporting, to personal narratives or memoirs. Our editors enjoy reading non-fiction that contains some form of a narrative, but also enjoy work that breaks out of this characterization.

Poetry

We are interested in original and interesting poetry, from writers who we believe have a passion in poetry and will continue to produce poetry. We accept poetry in all forms, so be creative!

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