Now Accepting Year-Long Rolling Submissions.
We are a new literary arts website that focuses on poetry, prose, and essays. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORK THAT DOES NOT FOLLOW GUIDELINES WILL NO LONGER BE READ.
Submission Guidelines—Please follow these to the letter!
One artist may submit up to:
- 5 poems
- 3 pieces of flash fiction (1,500 words each or shorter)
- 2 pieces of short fiction (3,000 words each or shorter)
- 1 short essay/memoir piece
- 1 heavily researched paper (a variety of topics are accepted)
Special Topics Requested:
- Co-authored poetry
- Animal-inspired pieces
- Feminist pieces
- Traditional style-verses
- Chapbook submissions
What to Include in Submissions:
Please include all submissions in the body of the email, or attached as a Word document. Scripts may be submitted as a PDF. DO NOT double-space your work (unless that is your artistic choice)! Title your email with Genre, Name, Date (such as Poetry, Andrew Hirsch, 09/05/2016). If you are submitting in more than one genre please submit ONE email, with all the genres listed in the title.
A short, third-person bio MUST be included with each submission.
Previously published work will be considered, but we must know when and where the piece was published, and if the piece has been revised. The Basil O' Flaherty requests First Rights for previously unpublished pieces and Reprint Rights for previously published work. We request the right to keep your work on our website forever as an archived work, and to use your work in any social media or marketing material. Rights revert back to the artist once their work is published.
Thank you for your interest in The Basil O' Flaherty and we look forward to receiving your submissions!