Written by Emily Harstone September 26th, 2013

Tribe: Open to Submissions

Tribe is an online journal that is published 12 times a year. It is based out of the UK but publishes work from all around the world. The Tribe is interested in short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, and essay.  They are also interested in visual art.

Tribe is a non-profit literary journal. Tribe’s primary mission is to promote grass roots and fledgling artists and writers. They are part of a larger company that is called The Word Machine which is a non-profit company devoted to getting people’s stories into the media via various methods.

Tribe’s website is easy to navigate and esthetically pleasing with one exception. Initially, there are no obvious details for submitting rules. If you click on the submit now button, it just sends you to an email form. Although you do submit  via email, there are more rules to the site than that.

In order to access those rules you must select the About option from the top of the website and then click on the link from the drop down menu that says ‘contact tribe’. That webpage includes full details on how to submit, although the art submission details are more complex than those for creative writing.

Tribe does not consider work for any category that is over 2000 words in length. You must attach work as a PDF or a .DOC. They also do not consider reprints.

Otherwise, it is easy to submit to Tribe. Response times and acceptance rates very wildly. However on average they do have a higher than 5% acceptance rate.

In conclusion Tribe is a good magazine to submit to because even though it has only been around since 2011 they already have a purpose, a mission statement, and a role.

I also like the fact that Tribe is based in the U.K., in my experience magazines outside of America are more open to experimental work. So if you have a piece you really love that isn’t being picked up stateside, consider submitting it to Tribe. Visit them here: http://www.tribemagazine.org/


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