Submissions

Selcouth Station warmly welcomes anyone who wishes to contribute to the website. However, please be aware this doesn't mean we will accept every submission. This website wishes to offer a platform for new writers/artists/creative types, but we have our tastes and your submission may not be for us. 

                                  Submission Guidelines

All entries should be submitted to contact@selcouthstation.com

CLOSED FOR WEBZINE SUBMISSIONS

Please be aware that the resulting magazine costs £2.00, this is purely as Wix.com does not permit free products and a token amount to the work that goes into the magazine. All money goes back to producing books.

OPEN for BLOG Contributions until further notice

Please see our guidelines below, please submit your entry using the subject heading:

YOUR NAME - TYPE OF ENTRY - BLOG

There is no theme for the website publications, though we recommend you explore our previously published work to get a feel for what we enjoy, as well as read the guidelines below.

The web publications are FREE to all readers.

WHEN SUBMITTING PLEASE ENSURE

  • In your email, please include your 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.

  • To send your work in PDF format, in at least 12pt (unless it breaks the structure of your work e.g. a poem's)

  • If you are submitting a piece of art or photography, please submit it to us as a JPEG image or insert it into a Word/PDF. If you are submitting video, please ensure it is in an easy-to-send format.

  • All contributions should be in English (though we do not mind if you use other languages in your work e.g. a line of poetry in French, if it part of your work).

WE ACCEPT 

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

  • Short stories (up to 3500 words)

  • Flash fiction

  • Life writing/memoir (up to 3500 words)

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

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

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

  • Simultaneous submissions - but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere!

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 are cannot afford it at this time.

 

Please be aware we are a very small team and it might take some time for us to reply to you, but we will always reply! It can take up to a month at busy times.