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Submissions

We accept short story and poetry/microfiction submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work. We'd love to read it.

Need to withdraw a submission?

 

FICTION

Published online and in the Premium Edition.

+Carve is seeking good honest fiction in the form of short stories.
+We want emotional jeopardy, soul, and honesty.
+Craft and control are tantamount to our connection to the characters.
+We highly recommend reading recent stories to get an idea of what we’re looking for.
+We pay fiction contributors $100 and offer feedback on 5-10% of declined submissions.
+We ask for first-publication rights for online and print.
+Read our full guidelines and submit via Submittable ($3).
+We also accept submissions by mail for free. Include a SASE and cover letter.
+Mail to: Carve Magazine Submissions | PO Box 701510 | Dallas, TX 75370

 

POETRY / MICROFICTION (formerly poefictiontry)

Published exclusively in the Premium Edition.

+We like poetry that tells a story.
+And fiction that sounds lyrical.
+Send us something that dazzles and dances.
+We pay poetry/micro contributors $25 and offer feedback on 5-10% of declined submissions.
+We ask for first-publication rights for print only.
+Read our full guidelines and submit via Submittable ($2 for up to 3 pieces).
+We also accept submissions by mail for free. Include a SASE and cover letter.
+Mail to: Carve Magazine Submissions | PO Box 701510 | Dallas, TX 75370

 

Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)

Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.

+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.

+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions for where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

 

Most Recent Decline / Accept Listings - 2015

Name Story Title Accepted Publication
Dennis Milam Bensie Peach Polyester Pantsuit Short Fiction Break
Ursula Mallows In Lieu of Small Talk Bridport Prize Flash Fiction Anthology 2014
Yoann Re A Zebra in Piccadilly Circus eFiction India
Jennifer Schomburg Kanke Either You're In or You're Out Curbside Splendor E-Zine
Falcon Miller Someone in the Room Will The Rag
Toby Hecht Going Without The MacGuffin

Withdraw A Submission

+To withdraw a Submittable submission, log into your account and select "Withdraw" next to the submission.

+To withdraw a snail mail submission, fill out the withdraw form here.

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