Submissions

Journal Submissions are now OPEN.

scissors & spackle will re-launch in 2021.

We will be open for submissions from 9/1/20-9/30/20.

SUBMIT via Submittable

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Send us the thoughts that keep you up late. Send us the bizarre, the odd, the fun, the literary – simply, send us your best.

We are a strictly free verse and short prose semi-annual online publication. We will consider most genres as long as the piece has literary undertones. We are a non-paying market.

Submissions for scissors & spackle are accepted from September 1st to 12:01 A.M. EST September 30th. We will publish our first semi-annual issue in February. Submissions are also open from April 1st to 12:01 A.M. EST April 30th. We will publish our second semi-annual issue in August.


POETRY:

Please send no more than 5-8 pieces at a time BUT no less than 5 poems at a time, so that we have the best selection of your work in which to make our decision.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only.

PROSE:

We accept prose of all genres, including but not limited to flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction and excerpts.

Please send no more than 3 stories in one document at a time. We accept fiction up to a maximum of 750 words.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only.

NON-FICTION:

We accept non-fiction of all genres, including but not limited to memoir, essays, interviews, reviews, etc.

We will only publish reviews of books and chaps released by small and/or independent publishers and presses. The big guys get enough attention already. If submitting a review, please include the press or publisher, price, length and purchase information for the work that you are reviewing.

Interviews are not confined to writers. We will consider any intriguing or innovative interview subject.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only.

 

EVERYTHING ELSE:

We welcome the bizarre, in fact, we encourage it. Send us your lists; resumes; transcribed conversations. The surest path to acceptance is the element of surprise.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only.

 


Guidelines Applicable to ALL Submissions:

 

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable so long as we are notified in your coverletter and if/when your work is accepted by another publication. We do not permit multiple submissions. You may submit again only after you receive a declination at any time during the open window.

If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know where it was accepted in your withdrawal so we can send our many congratulations. Please do not withdraw a piece once your work has been accepted. We have a limited amount of slots for our issue.

Rights:

All rights remain with the writer, we take only First North American Rights to publish. All rights revert back to the author. We only ask that in subsequent publications you credit scissors & spackle as having first published the piece(s) and that you grant permission for us to permanently archive your work as part of the issue in which you are published in, including any print anthologies that may be dreamed of and published at any time in the future.

Payment:

scissors & spackle is a non-paying market.

 

For any questions about The Journal, please contact us at

elj.editions@gmail.com.