Submission Guidelines for Issues:

Please DO NOT submit to more than one category at a time. 

We don't accept previously published work.

Submissions are accepted via Submittable only. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept print manuscripts. We are happy to take simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you withdraw or partially withdraw your submission immediately by adding a note to Submittable. Please do not email us to withdraw work. 

Please do not submit more than once per reading period. 

Authors retain all rights to their work, but The Spectacle requests that you wait three months after publication to republish your work elsewhere (exceptions will be considered). If your work is republished, we ask that you note its initial publication in The Spectacle.

Former issue contributors should wait at least one year after publication before submitting work to subsequent issues of The Spectacle.

For all other queries, contact us at 

Submission Guidelines for THE REVUE:

All of the above guidelines apply, but please note that at this time, we cannot pay for contributions to THE REVUE.

Please only send one submission to THE REVUE at a time (and do not submit to multiple categories at once).

THE REVUE Submission Guidelines:

You may submit work to THE REVUE in one of the five categories listed below. (Please ONLY send us one submission at a time. Do not submit to multiple categories at once.) In the "Title" field provided, indicate to which category you're submitting (i.e. CATEGORY_Title), and include a brief cover note in the "Cover Letter" field. Only submit one document per submission.

Unfortunately, we're unable to pay for pieces published in THE REVUE at this time. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. If you need to partially withdraw a submission, please do not email us; simply add a note to your submission. 

MINIMA: Short poems and flash prose. Fourteen lines or shorter for poems, 500 words or fewer for prose. (Please submit one to three minima pieces in a single document.)

TOMFOOLERY: Our humor section. Includes comics, lists, off-beat short pieces.

REVIEWS: Standard and nonstandard book reviews welcome. Also open to encounters with visual art, film, theater, dance, furniture, buildings, maps, etc.

EPHEMERA: Hybrid essayistic notes that don't fall squarely in either the creative or the critical. Historical coincidences, bricolage, etymologies, interstitial writing. 

VIS-À-VIS: Standard and nonstandard interviews. Please query first by sending an email to In the subject line, write "INTERVIEW QUERY." Open to interviews with artists, writers, politicians, musicians, etc. Unusual interviews considered, but if you would like to interview a coffee table, make sure the coffee table has something interesting to say!

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