Submit to Carve

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


FICTION

Published online and in print and digital issues.

  • 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 print and digital issues.

  • 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 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 print and digital issues.

  • 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 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 print and digital issues 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 an upcoming issue.

    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 Editing Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

 

Most Recent Decline / Accept Listings

Name Story Title Accepted Publication
Julieta Vitullo OWL. Of War and Love (in America) Into The Void
Benjamin Tedoff Symmetry The Southampton Review
Erica Hussey Heart The Collapsar
Brandon Dudley Coyotes The Forge Literary Magazine
Delphine Hirsh The Webbing Dunes Review

Withdraw A Submission

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

To withdraw any POETRY Submittable submission or ANY GENRE mailed submission,  click the button below to fill out a withdraw form.