Submitting Writing

Currently we are only accepting submissions from writers and artists working in Massachusetts. But exceptions can be made. Contact us to discuss this. We also strongly recommend you first spend some time with some of our published works and find out more about us by clicking here before deciding to submit. Also note that we will collaborate with emerging writers. If you submit a strong piece that we like, but it needs a little work, we will make suggestions about possibly improving it. 

This form is for submitting writing only. For submitting visual arts please contact us here with a short description of your work and we will get back to you. Please note that the home page of is not an archive, it is a showcase of active pieces. After a period of time we move works to make room for the next person in line. You can also join our links page (on our home page) if you want to link back to your own personal site. 

There is a lot of information here, but all of it is important. Please review it before deciding to submit.

1. We print under the guidelines of ‘first serial rights.’ This means that if we accept your piece, we have the right to be the first publisher of your work. After that all rights return to you. Please note that any subsequent publication of your accepted piece should, as a courtesy to us, mention that it was first seen here. Also note that if you previously published your work on your own public web site or social media then your piece is considered published and we will not be able to use it. 

2. only accepts works created by people. AI generated material is not allowed, and if discovered we will immediately remove it from consideration and no longer accept any of your submissions. 

3. specializes in prose of 1500 words or less. This includes fiction and creative non-fiction. For poetry only three poems at at time please. If your piece needs to be longer we will still consider publishing it. Please contact us for more information.

4. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your piece gets accepted elsewhere before hearing from us please let us know immediately and we will remove it from consideration on our site.

5. Grammar is important. Do the best that you can. You might hear back from us with suggestions before we decide to publish. 

6. Yes, we prefer the serial comma. If you are not sure what this is, please look it up.

7. For documents we accept PDF, doc or .docx. Unless previously arranged, all submissions should be sent through our submissions form. Any pieces received in any other way may not be considered for publication.

8. Please use an easy-to-read font. Double space your pages with one-inch margins all around. Include your last name, the name of your piece, and the page number in the header, top right.

9. While we are not specifically opposed to the use of violence, sex, or profanity in a piece we will not publish works that use them gratuitously. Don’t be shocking just for the sake of being shocking.

10. We know what it is like to submit a piece and hear nothing, so we will try to notify you within a couple of business days that we received your work. We will also try to get back to you as soon as we can about accepting or rejecting it. If we do not use your piece, and we have time, we may include some feedback about why it was rejected.

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