The editors of Forge consider previously unpublished creative endeavors of all kinds for inclusion in the journal—art, photography, fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, comics, to name a few. We are also open to serialized works. Our response time varies depending on whatever is going on in our lives at any given moment, but generally falls between six and nine months.
Forge publishes issues quarterly.
When submitting to Forge, please send your work as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. All text must be in .doc (or .docx) or .rtf format; visual submissions should also be in a common format. Make the subject of your email “General Submission” if it’s fiction.
In the event that you are unable to submit via email, please contact us for information on how to submit your works by post.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer monetary compensation for submissions, but there is no limit to the exposure your works will receive online. We do submit works to the major awards open to online journals.
Please indicate if your submission is a Simultaneous Submission!
The Bacon Review's itch is for fiction that seeks and evaluates. It is one thing to fabricate a scene, even a world, and another to send the world spinning in motion with a righteous kick.
If it were a watercolor, we'd expect bleed.
If it were a dog, it'd be courageous, would wander without a leash, would find heaven in the scrap pile of shrimp in the back alley.
This fiction should escape.
If it were the owner (or where we come from, because people must always define: the companion), it would watch the dog, relish in the animal's impetus to explore, and then abandon the dog to find its own walk, knowing that all things entwine ultimately.
This fiction should not simply watch! This fiction should want, should warp and shift—it should build our expectations and break them.
Bring your old stuff, your grandfather's bones and chew them to bitter splinters and write in the sand a long cursive from his time through yours and down into some time beyond.
We are currently reading for our Summer 2015 themed issue:
SCI-FI AND THE SPECULATIVE
Broad! accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and miscellany by female, trans* and genderqueer writers. We welcome work in all genres. We have a soft spot for pieces of writing that are hard to classify.
We welcome unpublished work by both established and emerging writers, and pride ourselves on being an outlet of support for the latter.
Simultaneous submissions are welcomed and encouraged. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.
The editors will do our best to get back to you within four months of submission. Please feel free to contact us if you still have not heard from us at the end of this period.
Broad! cannot currently offer compensation for accepted work. We will shout your praises to the high internet heavens (which are quite high: it is 2015, after all).
All rights to your work revert back to you after publication.
To cover operational costs, we must charge a $3 fee for each submission. Plus, it's easier for everyone (and the environment) to save that in printing and mailing costs.
We strongly encourage you to take a look at previous issues and see if you think your work is a good fit.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but ask that you notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. You can use this handy system to withdraw, or leave a note on your submission.
We only consider previously unpublished work. That includes work published on personal blogs.
We aim for a two-month response time, but we're only human. If it's been more than 3 months, or you have other questions, please send an email with the subject "Query" to editor @ drunkenboat.com
If, for reasons of financial hardship, you cannot afford to pay the submission fee, please send us an email.