Written by Ella Peary

Dead Fern Press: Now Seeking Submissions

A brand-new online journal based in Michigan, Dead Fern Press is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. Their artistically designed webspace, featuring naturalistic line art, hints at an edgy aesthetic. You can read the journal online to get a sense of what they publish.

Dead Fern Press holds three open submission periods each year: from January through March, May through July, and September through November. They publish new writing twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Right now, their website features the work of over 30 contributors. They’ve published more flash fiction than anything else.

Authors of flash fiction and creative nonfiction may submit writing up to 3,000 words. Poets may submit up to five poems. Dead Fern Press aims to publish a wide variety of writing; however, they avoid publishing anything cliché. Submitting authors can expect a response within about two months. Authors should only submit to one category at a time.

Dead Fern Press also accepts artwork, including comics. They feature one artist each month. Although there’s no theme for art submissions, artists should consider the aesthetic of Dead Fern Press when submitting. Artists may submit up to three works.

Dead Fern Press accepts submissions via email, not through an online submission manager or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Dead Fern Press only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Dead Fern Press, 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.





We Send You Publishers Seeking Submissions.

Sign up for our free e-magazine and we will send you reviews of publishers seeking short stories, poetry, essays, and books.

Subscribe now and we'll send you a free copy of our book Submit, Publish, Repeat