SUBMIT

We are currently OPEN for regular submissions.

Issues are published on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).

Words are strange. Send them to us.

We love phrases, experiments, big thoughts compressed into little spaces, strong images, language memories. If it’s speculative or strange or absurd with a point, we’d like to see it. Minority, neurodivergent, and all marginalized voices are encouraged to submit.

We strive to be a safe space. Make your words serve a purpose. Please include a content warning if your submission suggests the need. Gratuitous abuse, vulgarity, and violence will not be accepted. Do not send us work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, etc. Hate has no place here. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Email up to 5 pieces to glitchwords@gmail.com in TXT, RTF, ODT, DOC, or PDF format. Please format your Subject as “SUBMISSION / Your Name”. Include a brief, informal cover letter. Say hello. Let us know about yourself. Include a short author biography.

Poems should be a maximum of 12 lines each. We are less inclined to formal poetry and visual poetry.

Prose works should be a maximum of 100 words each. CNF, fiction, unclassifiable bits from your Notes app.

We aim to respond to all submissions within a month. If you don’t hear back from us in that timeframe, feel free to send us a query at the submission email. Please format your Subject s “QUERY / Your Name”.

INFORMATION:

Upon acceptance of your work GLITCHWORDS claims non-exclusive rights for electronic publication, and digital archival rights to maintain the work on the website. Your work remains your own.

No previously published work will be accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you withdraw if your work is accepted elsewhere.

If you receive a rejection, you may submit again as soon as you wish.

If you receive an acceptance, please wait six months before submitting again.

We don’t charge reading fees and are a non-paying market. Your work will be promoted on social media and we hope to stay in touch after your work is published. Building connections and community with our authors is important to us.

Report your submissions on Duotrope and The Submission Grinder