GENERAL SUBMISSIONS FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND NONFICTION ARE OPEN FROM JANUARY 15 TO FEBRUARY 15.


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 or partially 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 thespectaclemagazine@gmail.com. 


Please note that current students of Washington University in St. Louis, or alumni who have graduated as recently as three or fewer years ago, are not eligible for publication in The Spectacle.


SUBMISSIONS FOR THE REVUE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED.


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).

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Submissions open JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 15.


Fiction Submission Guidelines:


We generally publish fiction that is 5,000 words or fewer. We may, from time to time, solicit longer works, but pieces submitted through our manager should follow this length requirement. 


Please submit your previously unpublished work as a doc, docx, rtf, or pdf file, and include a brief cover note in the cover letter field.


If you have a piece that is 300 words or fewer, please consider submitting to the Minima section of THE REVUE.

We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. (Please do not email us.)


Publication in Issue No. 10 includes a $50 honorarium.


Please note that current students of Washington University in St. Louis, or alumni who have graduated as recently as three or fewer years ago, are not eligible for publication in The Spectacle.




Submissions open JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 15.


Nonfiction Submission Guidelines:


We accept memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, and flash nonfiction (see note below on THE REVUE section). We are not seeking submissions of literary criticism/theory at this time. Please be sure to read previous issues to get a sense of our editorial preferences. 


We generally publish nonfiction of 5,000 words or fewer. We may, from time to time, solicit longer works, but pieces submitted through our manager should follow this length requirement. 


If you have a piece that is 300 words or fewer, consider submitting to the Minima section of THE REVUE.


Please submit your previously unpublished work as a doc, docx, rtf, or pdf file, and include a brief cover note in the cover letter field.


We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. 


Publication in Issue No. 9 includes a $50 honorarium.


Please note that current students of Washington University in St. Louis, or alumni who have graduated as recently as three or fewer years ago, are not eligible for publication in The Spectacle.



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Submissions open JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 15.


Poetry Submission Guidelines:


Please submit 3-5 poems, and up to 8 pages, as one file (doc, docx, rtf, or pdf), and include a brief cover note in the cover letter field.

We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. 

If you need to withdraw individual poems from a submission, please do not email us; simply add a note to your submission.

Publication in Issue No. 10 includes a $50 honorarium.

Please note that current students of Washington University in St. Louis, or alumni who have graduated as recently as three or fewer years ago, are not eligible for publication in The Spectacle.


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