GUIDELINES + SUBMISSION INFORMATION

read through our guidelines and send us your work to submissions@moonflakepress.com


While we welcome everyone’s work, we do have set themes for each issue. We announce them on social media as well as on here. You don’t need to be so literal but please don’t send us work that has no correlation whatsoever. That being said, as long as your work checks the following boxes, we can’t wait to read it!


ONLINE ISSUES


Current Theme: L U S H


(WE WANT YOUR PROSE THAT’S GORGEOUS AND YOUR DEEP DETAILS; STORIES WE CAN SINK INTO AND WORDS THAT WILL BITE BACK.)

Please use 12 pt font such as Garamond, Times New Roman, Baskerville Old Face, etc, unless integral to the piece.


POETRY


▸You can rhyme or not, we don’t mind.

▸Maximum 5 poems per writer.

▸No longer than 10 pages total.

FLASH FICTION 


▸Minimum 100 words

▸Maximum 1500 words

▸Any use of non-English words is fine, just pop the English meaning in a footnote for us.


CREATIVE NONFICTION


We accept micro-essays, personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, diary entries, anecdotes and your own literary take on true, factual stories!


▸Minimum 100 words

▸Maximum 1500 words

▸Any use of non-English words is fine, just pop the English meaning in a footnote for us.

DEADLINE: 1st AUGUST 2021

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PRINT ISSUE

Current Theme: E S C A P I S M


(This can be escaping worlds, cities, identities or however else you interpret it.)

POETRY


▸You can rhyme or not, we don’t mind.

▸Maximum 5 poems per writer.

▸No longer than 10 pages total.

FICTION 


▸Minimum 100 words

▸Maximum 2500 words

▸Any use of non-English words is fine, just pop the English meaning in a footnote for us.


CREATIVE NONFICTION


We accept micro-essays, personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, diary entries, anecdotes and your own literary take on true, factual stories!


▸Minimum 100 words

▸Maximum 2000 words

▸Any use of non-English words is fine, just pop the English meaning in a footnote for us.

DEADLINE: 1st SEPTEMBER 2021

(Please note, we are paying £25 for each accepted piece to 'ESCAPISM')​

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FORMATTING

Please check your work is formatted the way we prefer, and you are happy with it. We will do very minimal editing, but we will allow you to amend your piece if you are accepted (slight amendments such as spelling etc)

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INTRODUCING

We don't need a fancy cover letter, just say hello! You can also tell us about how your piece connects to this issue's theme. We will ask for a photo and a third-person bio if you are accepted.

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SENDING

In your email to us, please send your submission in a word doc (.docx file) and use the following layout in the subject line: [ISSUE NAME] - Genre - Title.

For example: ESCAPISM - Poetry - Goblin Market

We'll usually send out decisions when the sumbissions period ends. Simultaneous submissions are fine but do let us know if you're accepted elsewhere. (No hard feelings!). We do not accept previously published work!

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