Written by Ella Peary March 9th, 2023

Goatshed Press Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Goatshed Press Magazine publishes “exciting, unpretentious” poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.  They aim to create a community that uplifts new authors and embraces a wide variety of voices. They also want to create a space where writing is less about rules and more about creativity: “[Goatshed] is for people who believe in Art as Play, as the domain of the trickster, a space not defined by duty, but the crackle of possibility.”

Goatshed Magazine was launched in 2022, and since then they’ve published one print edition. This first issue contains writing from almost 20 contributors, as well as visual art. It’s available for sale on their webpage, but to get a sense of what they publish, you can read a free sample here.

Right now, Goatshed Magazine is seeking submissions for their second issue. They accept poems, flashes, short stories, and creative nonfiction essays of any length. Goatshed pays authors published in the magazine: £60 for stories and creative nonfiction essays over 1,000 words, and £25 for poems and flashes.

Goatshed Press is also seeking submissions of full-length manuscripts. They accept novels, novellas, graphic novels, short story collections, and nonfiction books. They will consider all genres except children’s fiction. Authors may submit their first 5,000 words, along with a synopsis of the manuscript.

Goatshed Press Magazine accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They only accept 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 Goatshed Press Magazine, 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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