Written by Ella Peary

Archetype: Now Seeking Submissions

Archetype is a selective online journal of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, helmed in Toronto, Canada. They’re looking for writing that explores the human experience with honesty and insight. They want to showcase both emerging and established authors who, “celebrate life, explore human connection, and investigate the idea of being alive.” You can read Archetype online to get a sense of what they publish.

Archetype launched its first issue earlier this year, in the spring. The attractively designed downloadable journal contains work from a dozen contributors.

Archetype aims to publish two editions a year, in the spring and fall. Correspondingly, they plan to hold two reading periods each year: from November 1 through January 7 for their spring issue, and from June 1 through August 6 for their fall issue.

Authors of prose may submit essays, works of fiction, interviews, and reviews, 1,000 to 5,000 words. They do accept shorter and longer pieces of exceptional quality. Authors of prose may submit more than one piece. Poets may submit up to five poems. Submitting authors can expect a response within two weeks.

Archetype accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Archetype only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Archetype, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.

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