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Call for submissions

We’re looking for submissions from creative writers who want an opportunity to get into the world of published work.

Our publication is open to everyone and we accept submissions in any genre. This publication is an opportunity to give you a voice and a chance to get your work out into the world. It is also a chance to gain experience in working with a team of editors and having your work professionally published.

What we’re looking for are stories with passion and soul: we want the theme of inspiration to be interpreted and used however the author sees fit, be it in the tone, narrative, characters or themes.

A few things we would like authors to consider before submitting:

We do accept all genres of fiction: these can include short stories inspired by real life events. All characters and events in the story should be fictionalised. We are not looking to accept non-fiction submissions, personal essays, translations or transformative writings. All submissions must be the writer’s own work. If you think your work falls into one of these categories and want to check with us, you can email us at Please allow five working days for a reply.

The submissions must be no longer than 3000 words and no shorter than 1500. They must conform to these submission guidelines:

·  Has a title and your name/pseudonym

·  Contact details including email and telephone. These won’t be shared with anyone else.

·  Submissions must be in English.

·  Either a .doc, .docx or .odf. No PDFs will be accepted.

·  Double-space, 12 pt font Times New Roman, 2 cm margins (unless the font is important to the story).

·  Indent the first line of each paragraph 1/2 inch (1.3 cm).

·  Do not include extra line spaces between paragraphs (unless it’s to indicate a scene change).

·  This publication will conform to the University’s acceptable content guidelines. Contextual profanities and violence are acceptable but please do not submit erotica.

In the email submission, please include a short (no more than 100 words) biographical statement. This could include your history with writing and what inspired you to write this story.

Submit to no later than the 28th February 2017 at 6pm GMT.

Pavilion Poetry Open for Submissions

Pavilion Poetry Open for Submissions

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Heather Gallagher


Pavilion Poetry is open for submissions

We are delighted to announce submissions to our award-winning Pavilion Poetry series are being accepted during January 2017 for first full length collections only. If you are interested in working with our series editor, Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (Professor of Poetry at University of Liverpool and Next Generation Poet 2005) and being published alongside Mona Arshi (Forward Prize winner for Best First Collection 2015) and Ruby Robinson (shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2016), then please send a covering letter, your writing CV (detailing where you have previously published and any awards/prizes won), a collection of your poetry and a stamped self-addressed envelope to:

Alison Welsby, Editorial Director
Pavilion Poetry submissions
Liverpool University Press
4 Cambridge Street
Liverpool L69 7ZU

Only postal submissions will be accepted and they must be received at the above address between 1st – 31st January 2017. Due to the number of submissions expected, we are unable to offer feedback, however we will try and notify you of our decision by the end of March.

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Zoomorphic Launch

I’m contacting you to let your members know about our new magazine – Zoomorphic, launching at the end of Spring. We are currently looking for submissions of essays, fiction and poetry about wildlife and wild places.

There is a demonstration issue online with a few pieces to show the style of the content we are looking for as well as submission guidelines and information about the editors. I do hope that your writing group will find this of interest.

Thank you very much for your time

Very best wishes

James Roberts=

Black & blue

Dear All,

We are now open for submissions of creative writing to be printed in our forthcoming November issue, Revolution. The deadline is the 14th September. See the brief here:

We’re also open for submissions to our site. The brief is below:

We hope you will write something and send it our way.

Please share this email with anyone who you think might also be interested in sending us their work for consideration.

Our previous publications are available here:

Best Wishes,

Black & BLUE

Healthy Heart Anthology

Dear All,

I will be co-editing the ‘Healthy Heart’ anthology of children and young people’s poetry, to be published by the Hippocrates Press, later in 2014.  Submissions are invited from school age children. Deadline for submission July 16th.
Do please spread the word, especially if you have school connections.  Thank you ever so much.
With best wishes,
Rebecca Goss