Submission Guidelines

Current Submission Period Ends March 1st, 2021

Below you will find detailed guidelines for submitting your work to Arthropod. If you want to submit work that you don't feel falls into any of the categories below, we still want to see it! Simply include in the body of your email a description of how your work falls outside of these boundaries.

All submissions should be sent to arthropodlit@gmail.com

Please include the category (as below) in the subject line.

Prose

Fiction
Creative Non-Fiction
  • We accept prose of ANY length, though we recommend staying below 10,000 words.

  • Authors may submit up to: 

    • Three (3) pieces of Micro Fiction (​<300 words) 

    • Two (2) pieces of Flash Fiction (300-1,000 words)

    • One (1) piece of Short Fiction (>1,000 words)

        per reading period. 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know ASAP if the piece has been picked up by another journal.

  • We accept submissions year-round, and publish quarterly.

  • Authors should submit a word document in 12-point type with at least 1-inch margins, double-spaced. Include the author's name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the manuscript, along with a specific word count.

  • If submitting multiple works, please send them as separate documents

  • Authors should include a brief biographical note as a separate word document with their submission email

  • Currently, submitting to Arthropod is free. In the future, we hope to instate a nominal reading fee to allow us to pay authors for their works.

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Poetry

Lyrical
Dramatic
Narrative
  • Authors may submit up to three (3) poems per reading period.

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know ASAP if the piece has been picked up by another journal.

  • We accept submissions year-round, and publish quarterly.

  • Authors should submit a word document in 12-point type with at least 1-inch margins, double-spaced. Include the author's name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the manuscript, along with a specific word count.

  • If submitting multiple works, please send a single document, with one poem per page

  • Authors should include a brief biographical note as a separate word document with their submission email

  • Currently, submitting to Arthropod is free. In the future, we hope to instate a nominal reading fee to allow us to pay authors for their works.

Other Writing

Essay
Opinion
Book Reviews
  • Other Writing Submission Guidelines In Progress

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Visual Art

Photography
Digital Art 
"Traditional" Art
  • Artists may submit as many pieces per submission period as they desire. We will only publish an artist once per publication, but we will gladly hold onto declined works for use in future editions!

  • ​We accept submissions year-round, and publish quarterly.

  • Please submit the highest-quality files possible 

  • Please include the artist's name, title of the piece, medium, author's email, author's address, and author's phone number in the email body. 

  • If submitting multiple works, please send them as separate documents

  • If we decline a piece for the upcoming issue and you do not want it used in future volumes, please let us know ASAP through email.