Written by Ella Peary

Seaborne Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Seaborne Magazine is an online publisher of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction celebrating the world’s seas and oceans. By showcasing the awe of the ocean in literature, they hope to inspire readers to protect Earth’s waters. They also donate a portion of their profits to fund charitable work that aids oceans and marine life.

Seaborne is a new literary magazine. Their first issue, released in May of this year, was published as a paid digital download that features the work of over 50 contributors. The issue also includes sea-themed artwork.

Right now through July 31, Seaborne is seeking submissions for their second issue, themed “Storms, Omens, & Monsters.” Submissions should respond to this theme and should be about the ocean. Submitting authors can expect a response within about three weeks.

Authors of fiction may submit one short story, 2,000 to 5,000 words, or up to two flashes, 300 words or fewer. Although Seaborne accepts all forms and styles of fiction, they prefer folklore, gothic fiction, fabulism, magical realism, and weird or mysterious stories.

Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 800 to 1,500 words. Seaborne does not publish journalistic nonfiction. They are looking for personal essays, nature writing, historical nonfiction, travel writing, and true stories.

Poets may submit up to three poems, forty lines or fewer. Seaborne is looking for evocative, brave poetry.

All submissions must be written with UK grammar and spelling and must follow the manuscript formatting guidelines Seaborne has posted online.

Seaborne 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, but they will consider work published on personal blogs or personal social media accounts.

Seaborne only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. The editors have taken care to provide detailed descriptions of their aesthetic preferences. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

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