Written by Ella Peary September 4th, 2014

Squalorly: Now Accepting Submissions

Squalorly is an online magazine publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art grounded in the grit and complexity of quotidian reality. They don’t want fantasy, and they don’t want scholarly investigations. They’re looking for reckless, inescapable, emotion, coddled by meticulous craft. They don’t want angst-driven diary writing. They want the kind of writing that keeps writers awake at night with necessity. You can get an idea of what they like by reading past issues online.

Squalorly has published eight issues over the past two years, starting in fall 2012. Each quarterly issue features work from about fifteen authors. They accept submissions year-round, and submitting writers can expect a response within about three months.

Fiction writers may submit one short story, 1,000 to 5,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction, up to 1,000 words each. Non-fiction writers may submit one essay, 1,000 to 5,000 words, or up to three shorter essays, up to 1,000 words each. Poets may submit up to five poems. Writers in all genres should send only one submission at a time. Multiple submissions won’t be read.

Squalorly accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work accepted elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Squalorly, please visit their website at http://www.squalorly.com/submit


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