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Submissions

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

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FICTION


Published online and in the Premium Edition.

+Carve seeks 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

Consider using our separate Editing Services to get a professional critique direct from the editor.

 

POETRY


Published exclusively in the Premium Edition.

+Carve seeks poetry that is both quiet and expansive.
+We want poetry that elicits an authentic emotional connection.
+Every word should purposefully add to the voice, sound, and imagery.

+We pay poetry contributors $25 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 ($2).
+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

 

NONFICTION


Published exclusively in the Premium Edition.

+Carve seeks nonfiction that reflects the honest place of literature in our lives.
+We want experiential reflections and literary overlays, inlays, or even underlays.
+Tell us what happened and how we, as literature lovers, connect to it.

+We pay nonfiction contributors $25 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

 

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

Name Story Title Accepted Publication
Yun Wei The Sudden Apt Magazine (Aforementioned Productions)
P. Kearney Byrne At Susan Sontag's House Words on the Waves Anthology (1st prize)
Maria Brandt Flight Upstreet
Ian Prichard The Long Way Home Mulberry Fork Review
Ruth Lacey Altitude Sickness Litro Magazine

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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