Blotterature accepts a wide variety of prose, poetry, and artwork. We seek the nontraditional mixed with craft, detail, and process. Well-developed with an edge. Experimental but not aimless. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent. Reading the back issues is a good way to get a feel for what we like. Poets–you are in luck because we have a brand new poetry team, so give it a shot!
The journal accepts work through blind submissions. Any identifying information (THAT MEANS YOUR NAME, BUDDY) in the attached document, including in the doc name, will result in a rejection. Please include the word count on the front page of your submission. All submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12 font, and double spaced (excluding poetry). Please see specific guidelines for each genre below.
Simultaneous submissions welcomed, but you must inform us right away if the piece is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept any previously published material.
Blot Lit Reviews and the 50 Words for $50 Contest represent Blotterature’s commitment to the community of writers we love and serve. Please read the guidelines for each carefully, and good luck!
Submissions for 5o Words for $50 Contest are ongoing.
Now accepting submissions for Blot Lit Reviews.
Submissions will reopen on September 1, 2014 and will be open year round. Blotterature will accept 10 authors/art pieces in each genre for each issue. Contributors are notified of the release date when we have located all that brilliance. This may result in more than two issues per year. Good luck and send us your best.
Unfortunately, we are unable to pay the writers we accept at this time. We understand you work hard and are dedicated to what you do, and we value that and appreciate you giving us a chance to publish your work. What we can offer is publicity. We will do whatever we have to in order to get your words to a wide audience (including but not limited to: radio shows, our social networking sites, editor Tim Murray standing on a street corner). Also, we are proud to promote writers, writers’ organizations, and other publications, so if you have been published through us and want to send us a link to promote something you have achieved or involved in, we will be more than happy to do so. And thanks for your understanding.
Blotterature claims First North American Rights. All rights revert to the writer after publication, but we then ask that you acknowledge Blotterature upon future publication of the same piece/s.