Written by Ella Peary February 18th, 2021

Spartan: Now Seeking Submissions

Spartan is an established journal of minimalist prose and prose poetry. They only publish writing that’s 1,500 words or fewer. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online.

Spartan has been published quarterly online since 2012. From their home base in Seattle, they also produce short-run print editions occasionally. Each spartan edition contains just a few pieces to savor.

Authors may submit to Spartan during four open reading periods: October through November, January through February, April through May, and July through August. Submitting authors can expect a response within one month.

Authors may submit one piece of short prose 1,500 words or fewer. Alternatively, authors may submit a series of linked micro fictions, 2,000 words or fewer, or up to five prose poems or micro flashes. Spartan pays authors $20 per published piece.

Spartan accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work, and they do not accept work that doesn’t adhere to these guidelines. Please read their guidelines in full before submitting.

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