Thank you for liking us enough to submit! We're grateful that you're considering us as a home for your work. We accept submissions through our Submittable platform only.
General submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and translation are open January 1 - March 1 and June 1 - September 1.
To cover operational costs, we must charge a $3 fee for each submission. Plus, it's easier for everyone (and the environment) to save that in printing and mailing costs. If, for reasons of financial hardship, you cannot afford to pay the submission fee, please send us an email at editor at drunkenboat dot com.
We strongly encourage you to take a look at previous issues and see if you think your work is a good fit.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. You can use this handy system to withdraw, or leave a note on your submission.
We only consider previously unpublished work. That includes work published on personal blogs, sorry. We're especially interested in work that uses the medium of the web as part of its compositional strategy.
We aim for a two-month response time, but we're only human. Because we're an all-volunteer organization we try our very best to offer a fair turnaround time, about three months. For any genre other than poetry please drop us a line if you haven't heard from us within three months. For poetry submissions, we can't respond to individual inquiries: if you haven't heard from us yet, it's because we're still working on your submission. We get over 500 poetry submissions every period and are spending time reading each one carefully.
Send us your best, most challenging work through Submittable today.
Folios are reviewed on an ongoing basis.