Written by Emily Harstone September 10th, 2020

microverses: Now Accepting Submissions

microverses is an electronic publisher of speculative flash fiction, poetry, and other tiny forms of storytelling. They have two different “venues” for publishing.

Octavos is a venue for speculative poetry. They are only interested in poems that are less than 8 lines in total. According to their definition, a line must contain at least one character. White space does not count as a line. They pay $1 per line (US dollars).

Constraint 280 focuses on publishing narrative speculative work up to 280 characters long. This usually means microfiction and poetry, they are also open to other things, like Twitter bots that generate tweets. They also encourage experimental and interactive forms. Code may exceed 280 characters if the printed output is 280 characters or under. They pay $2.80 for accepted work.

It’s a new market, and while you can see examples of what Octavos publishes here there are no current examples of Constraint 280.

The editor is seeking more staff, and you can learn more about that here.

All submissions must be made via email. Please follow the guidelines and submit it in the body of the email. To learn the complete guidelines go here. As always, please follow submission guidelines and please only submit if you feel like your work is a good fit.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.

You can follow her on Facebook here.


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