Submissions

All entries should be submitted to contact@selcouthstation.com

OPEN for BLOG SUBMISSIONS

WE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR CHAPBOOK SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 2023 AT THE EARLIEST

EMAIL HEADING:

YOUR NAME - TYPE OF ENTRY - BLOG

Include your name, short bio, social media handles (if any) and a photo (optional - this is to act purely as a thumbnail for the blog post). While we aren't strict on cover letters, first impressions do matter so we encourage you to make a little effort)

TYPE OF DOC:

WORD or PDF or JPEG/PNG for visual images

SIZE 10/12 FONT

(unless this breaks the structure of your work e.g. a poem's experimental format)

FREE SUBMISSIONS - NO FEES HERE!

THEME:

No Specific Theme or Style - But please read some of our blog posts to get a feel for what we like!

LANGUAGE:

English (happy to accept bilingual work!)

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS:

Not a problem, but please let us know if your work gets accepted elsewhere!

RESPONSE TIME:

Within a month, we try to get back weekly but we are a small team who work full time jobs, so please be patient.

WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE ENSURE

  • In your email, please include: name, a short biography including any social media links you would like promoted if your work is accepted, and an author photograph (optional).

  • Do not just send a blank email with an attachment. We will not open them.

WE ACCEPT 

  • Poetry/experimental poetry/visual poetry (please send no more than 5 poems)

  • Short stories (up to 3500 words)

  • Flash fiction (up to 1,000 words)

  • Life writing/memoir (up to 3500 words)

  • Interviews (up to 3500 words, please ensure these relate to literature, arts or creativity)

  • Non-Fiction/CNF, such as essays (up to 3500 words but themed as above)

  • Reviews (up to 3500 words) - we are particularly interested in fiction and poetry.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT OR WILL LIKELY REFUSE

  • Anything that has not been spelled-checked correctly or is full of typos.

  • Work that has been published elsewhere. 

  • Larger Manuscripts/Novels

  • Children's poetry/fiction

  • Any work that is overtly political or religious.

  • Any work that is racist, sexist, disablist, against LGBTQ+ or hateful. 

  • While we love poetry, we are not huge fans of rhyme.

DO WE PAY FOR SUBMISSIONS?

  • Unfortunately we are a small press run by volunteers and any money we make goes straight back into the press, often contributing funds of our own. We pay the authors of our printed books in kind or cash, we pay our artists, however we cannot afford to pay our website contributors. We believe writers should be paid for their work, however we cannot afford it at this time.