Written by Emily Harstone April 9th, 2020

Scribble: Now Accepting Submissions

Scribble is a bi-monthly electronic literary journal. They were founded in 2018 and are known for their vibrant and creative covers. Scribble is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).

They are always open to submissions of flash fiction and short stories. Even the short stories they publish are not particularly long. Their upper limit is 2000 words.

They only accept submissions from adults, although they don’t appear to publish mature content. They reply to all submissions within 4-6 weeks. They ask that you do not submit more than once a month. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, as long as you withdraw your work if it’s accepted elsewhere.

They ask that all submitted work be double spaced, and the font be Times New Roman. They also ask that you include a bio of no more than 40 words, which is very unusual (50 is standard).

The staff’s details are listed on the submission page, which is always helpful. I highly encourage you to read their most recent issue to get a feel for what they publish.

To learn more or to submit, visit their site here.

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.


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