ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN is a print literary journal that was founded in 2008. They are committed to printing unusual and strange works of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. They are also looking for visual art.

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ARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN recently had a successful indiegogo campaign which should help support them during the next five years. As a literary journal they have actively tried to get their publication out there, and they have received a number of positive reviews from respected sources.

They are based out of New York, where they have hosted a variety of literary events. If you are a writer who lives in NYC, it might be particularly helpful to publish your work with them, as you may be able to read at once of their events.

They have a strictly anonymous submission policy. They never know the name of the author whose work they are reading until the point when it is accepted.

When you submit you have to be very careful not to include your name anywhere in the submission packet. The submission manager they use will keep track of your name. Make sure you do not include your name or bio in the attachment itself. All attachments should be formatted as a pdf or a word document.

They do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published work. They take about 5 months to respond to most submissions.

They are accepting submissions till the 31st of March. The issue they are reading for will be published in the summer.

To learn more or to submit, visit their website here:


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