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WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
JANUARY 1st – MARCH 1st 2022

Details below. Please read carefully. We will ignore any submissions that are not in line with our guidelines.

We look forward to reading your words.

Thank you,

The Cephalopress Team

INKSAC

We are looking for poetry and short fiction submissions  for our online mag, the Inksac.

 

We are looking for work that is brave and experimental, and sits outside the realms of mainstream publishing.

Our favourite themes are anything that captures the human condition, and questions societal beliefs.

We welcome work from anyone, anywhere across the globe, but are especially interested in showcasing marginalised voices.

 

We are not interested in genre fiction.

For poetry, send us 1–3 poems.

For short fiction, send us your stories of no more than 500 words.

All submissions must be sent in a word document or PDF via email, to:

submissions[at]cephalopress.com

Please include a short third person bio, and any social media tags you would like us to include, should your work be accepted.

We will aim to get back to you in 8–10 weeks, and thank you in advance for choosing to submit to Cephalopress.

BOOKS

We are looking for poetry collections, short story collections, and novellas. 

 

We are looking for work that is brave and experimental, and sits outside the realms of mainstream publishing.

Our favourite themes are anything that captures the human condition, and questions societal beliefs.

We welcome work from anyone, anywhere across the globe, but are especially interested in showcasing marginalised voices.

 

We are not interested in genre fiction.

All submissions must be sent in a word document or PDF via email, to:

submissions[at]cephalopress.com

Please include a short third person bio.

We will aim to get back to you in 3 months, and thank you in advance for choosing to submit to Cephalopress. 

Further details on what exactly to submit are below:

Poetry Collections

Please note, we are not interested in chapbooks, only larger poetry collections (as a guide, collections of at least 30 poems, though will of course vary based on poem length).

 

It's really important for us that poetry collections be complete, succinct pieces, much like a novel. A random collection of poems you find on your computer are not we are looking for. Poetry collections should be carefully thought out and constructed around a central idea or theme.

Send us your opening 5 poems, or 10 pages, whichever is shorter, as well as a synopsis / outline of the complete collection.

Short Story Collections

 

As with poetry collections, it's really important for that short story collections be complete, cohesive, succinct pieces of writing, not just a random set of stories loosely tied together by a vague theme.

Collections should be at least 40,000 words.

 

Send us your opening 3 stories, or 10 pages, whichever is shorter, as well as a synopsis / outline of the complete collection.

Novellas

We are very interested in publishing novellas, so that is complete pieces no longer than 60,000 words.

For novellas, send us the opening 10 pages and a synopsis of the complete story.