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Taking Submissions: Arsenika April Issue

March 15, 2017

Deadline: March 15th, 2017
Payment: 1 cent per word

Our reading periods are as follows:

  • February 1–March 15 for our Spring (April) issue;
  • May 1–June 15 for our Summer (July) issue;
  • August 1–September 15 for our Autumn (October) issue; and
  • November 1–December 15 for our Winter (January) issue.

For our first issue, Arsenika will have a special reading period of December 15–March 15.

Feel free to record your submissions at Duotrope and/or the Submissions Grinder.

Fiction and Poetry Guidelines

Arsenika is looking for previously unpublished original fiction and poetry up to 1,000 words long. Payment is 1¢ USD per word (including audio rights) with a $5 minimum.

Please email your submissions to [email protected]. Submit no more than two flash fiction pieces and five poems at a time. Send each piece as a separate email unless the pieces are meant to be read together (e.g. a triptych of poems). Make sure to put Submission: Titlein the subject line.

All work should be in Standard Manuscript Format (fiction format | poetry format). Format poetry exactly as you would like to see it online—use italics for italics, underlines for underlines, boldface for boldface, etc. Send only RTF, DOC, and DOCX files.

Please include a cover letter that contains the title of the piece, its length, a short third-person biography (at most 100 words), and any information relevant to the submission. For example, if your poem is about disability, and you yourself are disabled, you may mention that in your cover letter. Please do not summarize your story in your cover letter.

Please do not send simultaneous submissions (pieces that are submitted to Arsenika and another market at the same time). Multiple submissions are accepted, but please have no more than two flash fiction pieces and five poems in the submissions queue at a time.

We try to respond to all submissions within 14 days. If you haven’t heard from us in 30 days, please send us a query at [email protected].

Remember: Don’t self-reject.


Arsenika does not accept unsolicited reprints. Payment is $5 upon acceptance.

Via: Arsenika.


March 15, 2017