Written by Ella Peary October 8th, 2019

The Broken Plate: Now Seeking Submissions

The Broken Plate is a well-established print and online journal with national distribution. Since 2004, The Broken Plate has been helmed at Ball State University and edited by undergraduate students in their “Literary Editing and Publishing” class. The Broken Plate publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, one-act plays, screenplays, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography by both emerging and established authors. To get a sense of their style, you can read their online issues.

The Broken Plate has been published annually since 2004. Right now through October 31, they’re seeking submissions for their Spring 2020 issue. The Broken Plate accepts around 5% of the submissions they receive.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of fiction or creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 5,000 words or fewer, or up to three flashes. Playwrights may submit one screenplay or one-act play, 10 pages or fewer. Authors of hybrid work may submit pieces of 5,000 words or fewer. Submitting authors should take care to remove any identifying information from their work.

The Broken Plate accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Broken Plate, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant who works for Authors Publish. Over the past five years she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copy writer and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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