The Spectacle

There are presently no open calls for submissions.



The Spectacle is currently open to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from traditionally underrepresented voices, including but not limited to LGBTQ+ writers, writers of color, indigenous writers, people with disabilities, and women. 

Submissions for THE REVUE are open to anyone, until the end of May. 

Submissions are accepted via Submittable only. We are happy to take simultaneous submissions, but if your work is going to be published elsewhere, we ask that you withdraw or partially withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. Please do not email us to withdraw work.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept print manuscripts. Any manuscripts that we receive through the mail, even with a SASE, will be recycled.

We do not consider previously published work.

Please do not submit more than one entry per genre at a time.

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 contributors should wait at least one year after publication before submitting new work to The Spectacle.

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