Submission Guidelines

In our stories, we crave the wild, weird, wonderful, and witty. Make us laugh, make us cry, surprise and shock us. Make us feel something. After all, isn’t that what writing is for?

We are currently open to submissions for Summer Solstice, Volume 1 exclusively featuring writers between the ages of 13-20.

Submissions close on May 18, 2019 .

All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Pieces and bios accepted for publication will receive light copyedits if needed.

We do not charge submission fees. We currently offer a flat rate of $15 per piece.

Multiple submissions are not allowed. Details for genres are listed below.

We allow simultaneous submissions. Please inform us if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Work must be your own and not previously published, including on personal blogs.


Email all submissions to in docx format.

Put your name, title of work, and category in the email subject line. Submissions will be read blindly, so please make sure your name does not appear anywhere on the document.

Include your short bio in the body of the email.

We do not accept mailed submissions.

We will do our best to respond within 90 days.


Fiction & Young Adult
Submit one short story, maximum of 6,000 words or three flash fiction pieces in separate documents. We accept literary and genre fiction, including fantasy, horror, sci-fi, mystery, etc. We do not accept erotica, fan fiction, or novel excerpts (unless the excerpt reads as a complete story).

Submit a maximum of three poems in separate documents. 

Creative Nonfiction
Submit one creative nonfiction work, maximum of 5,000 words. No academic essays, book reviews, or interviews, please.