WHAT TO SEND US:

Fearless fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork. Literary, speculative, experimental, or absurdly unclassifiable, just make it bold and beautifully written. 

Fiction

For fiction, send up to 1,000 words in a single document. This includes fifty word stories, drabbles and other microfiction, flash, and short stories.

Nonfiction 

For nonfiction, send up to 1,000 words in a single document. This includes fifty-word essays, drabbles and other micros, flash prose.

Poetry

For poetry, send up to 5 poems, no longer than 50 lines each, in a single document. We’ll consider anything from unrhymed couplets to haibun to prose poems. Invented and experimental forms are encouraged.

Artwork

For artwork, send up to 5 high-resolution images, a short description of the work you're sending, and a brief artist statement.

Our aesthetic leans toward the experimental, surreal, and cinematic photographs that play with unexpected angles, textures and composition.

WHAT NOT TO SEND:

We believe every genre has its place, but will not accept erotica, splatterpunk, or other extreme works. Sex, violence, and vulgarity are fine, so long as they serve a purpose.

At this time, we are only interested in unpublished material, so please send us pieces that have not yet been published (“published” includes publication in other literary magazines (print or web), on your blog or your own website).

RIGHTS AND PAYMENT:

By submitting to Pidgeonholes, you agree to grant First World Electronic Rights and Non-exclusive Archival Rights, so we may continue to archive your work. All other rights remain with the author. If your work is published elsewhere in the future, please give a nod to Pidgeonholes as the first place it appeared.

While we’d love to pay money, at this time we can only pay in love, promotion, and a lasting relationship with our authors. 

SIMULTANEOUS AND MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS:

We write, too. Simultaneous submissions are fine, so long as you let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere. Since we allow for multiple works to be sent in a single document, please only submit one document at a time. Please also submit to only one genre at a time. 

If you receive a rejection, please wait one month before submitting again.

If you receive an acceptance, please wait six months before submitting again.

RESPONSE TIME:

We hope to respond to all submissions within one month. If it has been longer, feel free to query us at the submission e-mail, with QUERY and work title in the subject line. Once you hear back from us, please wait one month before submitting more work; submissions that fail to meet this guideline will be deleted unread.



We are looking for submissions for our LOST issue.

Send us your pandemic stories, your ghosts, your hot mullets, your funny-sad stories about grief and your sad-sad stories, too. Send us hope, send us redemption, send us howling. Send us Sawyer and send us Jack. Send us Kate and send us Claire. Send us something you scribbled in your diary and send us your polished gems. Send your quarantine romances. Your work-from-home comedies, and tragedies, too. Send us something we can’t think to include in this list because it belongs to you, it’s all yours. Send us listicles of treasures you’ve lost in your cupboards, feelings you’ve lost in your heart, people you’ve lost in fevered dreams. Send us polar caps and polar bears and polar opposites. Open Pandora’s boxes. Unearth those works that have been ignored, censored, displaced. Dust off those ancient parchments, palimpsests, facsimiles. ‘Author unknown’ is neither a virtue nor a vice. We don’t have to GPS-map the oriole to enjoy its song. Send us your stories of the universality and humanity of grief, of loss, how these stitch us all together even when we feel most alone. Send us your comic strip fiction. Send us your anxiety dreams. Send us something so beautiful it hurts to read. Send us the ugly, too. We want it all.

DETAILS

Theme: LOST

Entry fee: Free

Nonfiction word limit: 500

Deadline: June 15, 2020

We are looking for submissions for our LOST issue.


Send us your pandemic stories, your ghosts, your hot mullets, your funny-sad stories about grief and your sad-sad stories, too. Send us hope, send us redemption, send us howling. Send us Sawyer and send us Jack. Send us Kate and send us Claire. Send us something you scribbled in your diary and send us your polished gems. Send your quarantine romances. Your work-from-home comedies, and tragedies, too. Send us something we can’t think to include in this list because it belongs to you, it’s all yours. Send us listicles of treasures you’ve lost in your cupboards, feelings you’ve lost in your heart, people you’ve lost in fevered dreams. Send us polar caps and polar bears and polar opposites. Open Pandora’s boxes. Unearth those works that have been ignored, censored, displaced. Dust off those ancient parchments, palimpsests, facsimiles. ‘Author unknown’ is neither a virtue nor a vice. We don’t have to GPS-map the oriole to enjoy its song. Send us your stories of the universality and humanity of grief, of loss, how these stitch us all together even when we feel most alone. Send us your comic strip fiction. Send us your anxiety dreams. Send us something so beautiful it hurts to read. Send us the ugly, too. We want it all.

DETAILS

Theme: LOST

Entry fee: Free

Prose poetry word limit: 500

Poetry line limit: 50

Deadline: June 15, 2020

We are looking for submissions for our LOST issue.

Send us your pandemic stories, your ghosts, your hot mullets, your funny-sad stories about grief and your sad-sad stories, too. Send us hope, send us redemption, send us howling. Send us Sawyer and send us Jack. Send us Kate and send us Claire. Send us something you scribbled in your diary and send us your polished gems. Send your quarantine romances. Your work-from-home comedies, and tragedies, too. Send us something we can’t think to include in this list because it belongs to you, it’s all yours. Send us listicles of treasures you’ve lost in your cupboards, feelings you’ve lost in your heart, people you’ve lost in fevered dreams. Send us polar caps and polar bears and polar opposites. Open Pandora’s boxes. Unearth those works that have been ignored, censored, displaced. Dust off those ancient parchments, palimpsests, facsimiles. ‘Author unknown’ is neither a virtue nor a vice. We don’t have to GPS-map the oriole to enjoy its song. Send us your stories of the universality and humanity of grief, of loss, how these stitch us all together even when we feel most alone. Send us your comic strip fiction. Send us your anxiety dreams. Send us something so beautiful it hurts to read. Send us the ugly, too. We want it all.

DETAILS

Theme: LOST

Entry fee: Free

Fiction word limit: 500

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Send up to 5 photographs.

Our aesthetic leans toward the experimental, surreal, and cinematic photographs that play with unexpected angles, textures and composition. 

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