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. Regionalism with a voice. Something with political intentions or just there to entertain. Thought-out. Thrilling. Intelligent.

We are currently reading for Volume 3, Issue 1 due out in January 2016. We look forward to reading your best work! Please take a look at our past online issues to get a feel for what we like.

Blotterature is thrilled to welcome Guest Poetry Editor: Michele McDannold

Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors for the journals at this time, but all who are featured in the print journal will receive one free copy via snail mail. 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. We hope to have some cash on hand for payment in the future. We also currently offer our writers publicity. We will do whatever we have to do in order to get your words to a wide audience (including but not limited to: radio shows, our social networking sites, opportunities to read in a public space, etc.). 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 been involved in, we will be more than happy to do so. Thank you for 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.

Blotterature’s print and online issues accept work through blind submissions only. Any identifying information including and specifically–your name–should not be present in the attached document or document name. This will result in an immediate rejection. We do this so we can relieve ourselves of any bias toward our writer friends.


  • Please include the word count on the first 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
  • Simultaneous submissions welcomed, but you must inform us right away if the piece is accepted elsewhere
  • We do not accept any previously published material
  • Please wait to submit new work until after you have received notice of current submission