Written by Ella Peary March 7th, 2024

The Carried Away: Now Seeking Submissions

The Carried Away is a new online literary project produced in the Netherlands. In addition to publishing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, they produce a podcast called The Conversation. They also hope to offer videos, blog posts, and more, all with the aim of creating an immersive online literary community: “Our mission is to create a self-sustaining community of writers, readers, and dreamers.” They also hope to showcase beginning writers who are still finding their voice.

The Carried Away began when the four editors met studying literature, and realized they all shared the same dream: to create a community around books. Since then, the project has gone from an idea to a blossoming reality. Although they’re still curating their first issue, they have published seven weekly episodes of their podcast, The Conversation, which “explores the intersections of life and literature.” They’ve covered topics like dystopian franchises, prequels and sequels, book formatting, and the complexities of the writing process.

Submission guidelines for The Carried Away are quite loose. They accept all forms of writing: poetry, short stories, reviews, and essays, as well as unique forms that defy genre classification. They also accept writing on all topics: “Nothing is too taboo or too abstract.”

The Carried Away accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They only accept submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online, so please read their guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Carried Away, 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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