Written by Ella Peary

Bloodroot Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

This established online journal relaunched in 2016, and since then they’ve published one new edition each year. Originally founded as a print journal featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from New Hampshire and Vermont, Bloodroot is now an artfully attractive digital magazine with work from around the world. Though Bloodroot is still a cornerstone for the Upper Valley literary community, the magazine draws readers and writers from every corner of the globe.

To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online. But take note that previous issues have featured rotating editors. This means their aesthetic might vary. The next issue will be the first overseen by a permanent editor.

Bloodroot is published once a year online. Although it’s a digital journal, they offer a printable PDF that can easily be folded into a chapbook. They’re also currently collecting a print anthology of Bloodroot’s best online work.

Bloodroot is open to submissions now through December 15. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit ten to twelve pages. Poets may submit three to five pages. Authors of experimental work outside genre boundaries or creators of digital projects may query with a one-page proposal.

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

If you would like to learn more or submit to Bloodroot, 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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