Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Issue Four, "Chiaroscuro," are now open until September 20th. 

GENERAL GUIDELINES: 

  1. Send your submissions to bombuspress@gmail.com
  2. In the subject line, include your name and the number of pieces you are submitting
  3. In the body of the email, please include a cover letter, a brief bio in third person, and any social media links.
  4. We prefer previously unpublished works, including those published on personal blogs or websites.
  5. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, please let us know if the work will be published elsewhere

POETRY:

  1. Send us up to five poems in one file.
  2. Submissions should be single spaced and in 12 point font.
  3. Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) files.

FICTION/CREATIVE NON-FICTION:

  1. Fiction pieces should be no longer than 5,000 words.
  2. Submissions should be double spaced and in 12 point font.
  3. Please send us your work in Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) files.

ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY:

  1. Any type of media, (i.e painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, animation, video, etc.)
  2. For artwork, we request that you send us images with a high resolution.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  1. Our current response time is two weeks. If it has been longer, please query us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. We do not accept works that are racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, et cetera. 
  3. As we are three college students, we are currently unable to pay our contributors at this time. We are looking to change this.
  4. If published, Bombus Press will acquire first North American serial/electronic rights, including promotion of work across various social media platforms. After that, all rights will revert back to the creator.

Any questions? Sends us an email at bombuspress@gmail.com