General Guidelines

We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!

We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds.   

Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke. 

We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. 

We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:

Poetry

Nothing excites us more than a stellar combination of image and sound. We’re interested in how the two collide and inform each other and the work they’re doing. Images that have energy are the best images. Sound and form that follows content are the best sounds and forms. We want to be able to understand what’s going on in your poem by the weight and lilt of it in our mouths. We read everything aloud. We pay attention to line breaks. If we’ve seen it before, we don’t want to publish it. Please send up to three poems of any length.

Fiction

We’re into fiction that explores the human condition with empathy and curiosity. We love reading fully realized characters who are pushed and challenged, and clear, carefully-crafted sentences that bring them to life. Speculative, experimental, and flash fiction are absolutely welcome here. Please, no work over 7,000 words, and send only one short story or three flash pieces. 

Nonfiction

We love nonfiction pieces we can’t classify. If it’s a brief flash prose poem using academic language that’s also a sonnet, we want to read it. We most admire essays that (like poetry) emphasize image, that show the process of discovery. Please send only one piece at a time. 

$3.00
$3.00

Peatsmoke features artists in each issue, with art paired with each story and poem and displayed prominently on our main page. We are into any kind of 2-D art that appears well on a website. Send us your collage, your photography, your paintings, your line drawings, your wood cuts, your etchings, your linotypes, your sand art -- whatever it is,, we'd love to check it out. For our consideration, please give us a sample of your work of at least five images. 

Fiction with Feedback

Peatsmoke's fiction editor, Wendy Wallace, will provide feedback on your fiction submission, with specific comments describing how the piece is succeeding, as well as any aspects that need further consideration. These comments serve to give you greater insight into the editorial process and give you a fresh perspective on your work. You will hear back within a month (usually much sooner). 

General Guidelines
We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!  We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds. 

Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke. 

We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. After receiving our response, please wait three months before submitting again.   We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:

We’re into fiction that explores the human condition with empathy and curiosity. We love reading fully realized characters who are pushed and challenged, and clear, carefully-crafted sentences that bring them to life. Speculative, experimental, and flash fiction are absolutely welcome here. Please, no work over 7,000 words, and send only one short story or three flash pieces.   

$3.00
$3.00

General Guidelines

We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!
We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds. 

Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke. 

We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. After receiving our response, please wait three months before submitting again.
We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:

We’re into fiction that explores the human condition with empathy and curiosity. We love reading fully realized characters who are pushed and challenged, and clear, carefully-crafted sentences that bring them to life. Speculative, experimental, and flash fiction are absolutely welcome here. Please, no work over 7,000 words, and send only one short story or three flash pieces.
 

 General Guidelines

We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!
We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds. 

Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke. 

We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. After receiving our response, please wait three months before submitting again.
We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:

We love nonfiction pieces we can’t classify. If it’s a brief flash prose  poem using academic language that’s also a sonnet, we want to read it.  We most admire essays that (like poetry) emphasize image, that show the  process of discovery. Please send only one piece at a time.

$3.00
$3.00

 General Guidelines

We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!
We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds. 

Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke. 

 We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. After receiving our response, please wait three months before submitting again.
We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:

Nothing excites us more than a stellar combination of image and sound.  We’re interested in how the two collide and inform each other and the  work they’re doing. Images that have energy are the best images. Sound  and form that follows content are the best sounds and forms. We want to  be able to understand what’s going on in your poem by the weight and  lilt of it in our mouths. We read everything aloud. We pay attention to  line breaks. If we’ve seen it before, we don’t want to publish it.  Please send up to three poems of any length.

Expedited Fiction

Can't wait to hear back from us? Great! Submit your fiction here, and we will put your work at the top of the queue, and respond in 1-3 days. 

General Guidelines
We are always open for submissions, and excited to read your work!
 We accept previously unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can include a cover letter full of amusing tidbits about you or of fascinating trivia you learned from a podcast recently, but we are not interested in reading a list of the journals your work has appeared in. What is important to us is that you are sending us writing that feels urgent and necessary, work that is ready to go out for a stroll in the world. As a journal, we are committed to publishing diverse voices of all kinds.
Unfortunately, we have had to begin charging for submissions. We are a  two-person volunteer staff with a limited budget, and this charge will  cover only our costs for running Submittable. However, we want to ensure  that submitting to Peatsmoke remains accessible to all. If you are unable to pay the $3 submission fee, please send us an email at editors@peatsmokejournal.com  letting us know, and we will waive your  submission fee. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting Peatsmoke.
We know how nerve-wracking it can be to check your inbox every morning, hoping to hear back from a journal, so we do our best to make our turnaround time as quick as possible. We will try to respond to every submission within two months, if not sooner. Please do not send more than one submission in any genre until you have heard back from us. After receiving our response, please wait three months before submitting again.
 We aren't looking for particular styles or types of writing, but here are some things we consider when reading:
We’re into fiction that explores the human condition with empathy and curiosity. We love reading fully realized characters who are pushed and challenged, and clear, carefully-crafted sentences that bring them to life. Speculative, experimental, and flash fiction are absolutely welcome here. Please, no work over 7,000 words, and send only one short story or three flash pieces.
 

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