Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Issue Seven, Will-o’-the-Wisp, are open until October 19th. You can read a little bit more about what we are looking for here.

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 (nothing too formal), 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 We prefer previously unpublished works, including those published on personal blogs or websites.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 and encouraged, but please let us know if the work has been accepted 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) 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) files.

ARTWORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY:

  1. Any type of media, (i.e painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, animation, video, etc.)

  2. We request that you send us images with a high resolution in JPG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) files.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  1. Our current response time is approximately two weeks following the closure of submissions. If it has been longer, please query us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  2. Please only send works within the open submission period. Works that are sent outside this timeframe will not be considered until the next open submission period.

  3. We have a zero tolerance policy towards works that are racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, et cetera. To borrow a phrase from Cotton Xenomorph's manifesto: "no creeps."

  4. Since our team is composed of four students, we are currently unable to pay our contributors at this time. We are looking to change this in the future.

  5. 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. If you are republishing the work in another journal/magazine, we ask that you please credit BP as place of original publication.

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