Submissions

Submit by email to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com

You may submit up to two pieces. For example: this can be two poems; or a piece of flash and a piece of artwork etc. 

  • FOR ISSUE 17: 

    THE WINDOW FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OPEN NOW THROUGH TO MIDNIGHT 14th MAY 2022. The launch of issue 17 will happen in June- details to be confirmed.

  • Please ensure to follow the guidelines as set out below.  Remember to send a photo and a short third person biography alongside your submission, even if you have submitted to us before.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR ISSUE 17

  • Poetry Submissions:

    • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-POETRY- ISSUE 17)
    • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished poems (We consider it published if it has appeared on: social media, online or in print) no longer than 40 lines long.
    • Poems should be single spaced and in New Times Roman, size 12.
    • Poems should be in a separate Word document attached to the email. There should not be any traces of your name within the document, as work is read anonymously.
    • Include a brief note, third person author’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an author photo in the email.
    • We accept all forms of poetry, but it must be your best work.
    • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month from the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
    • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
    • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled poetry will not be published.
    • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
    • We do not accept simultaneous submissions
    • Unfortunately we cannot pay a fee for work published.
    • You retain the rights to your work, however we can use your work in upcoming features etc.  Please credit us in future with first publication of the piece.
  • Flash Fiction Submissions:

    • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-FLASH FICTION-ISSUE 17)
    • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished pieces of flash fiction (We consider it published if it has appeared on: social media, online or in print) no longer than 200 words long.
    • Work should be single spaced and in New Times Roman, size 12.
    • Pieces should be in one separate Word document attached to the email. There should not be any traces of your name within the document, as work is read anonymously.
    • Include a brief note, third person author’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an author photo in the body of the email
    • It must be your best work.
    • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month from the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
    • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
    • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled writing will not be published.
    • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
    • We do not accept simultaneous submissions. 
    • Unfortunately we cannot pay a fee for work published.
    • You retain the rights to your work, however we can use your work in upcoming features etc.  Please credit us in future with first publication of the piece.
  • Art and Photography Submissions:

    • Please email your submissions to thebangorliteraryjournal@hotmail.com with the heading (SUBMISSIONS-Name-IMAGES- ISSUE 17)
    • Submit a maximum of two previously unpublished images (however, they can have appeared on social media).  Please attach a couple of lines explaining each piece.
    • Images should be high resolution and attached to the email as JPEG files-with the title, medium and a couple of lines about the work in the body of the email.
    • Include a brief note, third person artist’s bio (no more than one paragraph), contact details and an artist photo in the body of the email.
    • If your work is accepted, we will email you within one month from the deadline. If you do not hear from us within this time frame, then please contact us.
    • If your work is not chosen, please feel free to submit again when we put out the next call.
    • Overtly sexual, violent or hate filled images will not be published.
    • Work cannot be changed once it has been sent to us.
    • We do not accept simultaneous submissions. 
    • Unfortunately we cannot pay a fee for work published.
    • You retain the rights to your work, however we can use your work in upcoming features etc.
  • Reviews:

    • If you are interested in submitting a review of a recent literary publication- please email us with ‘REVIEW- ISSUE 17’ in the title.  We will only be able to include two reviews per issue, so please send us only one review for consideration per submission period.
  • HYBRID/ EXPERIMENTAL PIECES:
  • Same guidelines as above- but we’ll leave the rest up to you!