Sequestrum publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts on a  rolling basis.

The best way to familiarize yourself with our tastes is  to read what we’ve published. Sequestrum offers pay-what-you-can subscriptions, where as little as  $2.50 gets you access to everything we’ve published and allows you to make free submissions. 

Visit our Submission Page for complete general guidelines, our Contests Page for complete contest guidelines.

General Sequestrum policies are here. We update submission status using the email address provided and may provide other updates regarding deadlines, journal updates, etc. Please note that Submittable uses its own privacy policy. Many literary journals use Submittable to process submissions, but we always recommend you review privacy policies as needed.

We live in an increasingly visual world, and writing is no exception. Graphic novels. Erasures. Photographic essays. Comics. Visual poetry. Cross-genre. There are probably entire categories of visual writing that we’ve never heard of. We want those too. We’re after literary-quality writing with a visual component. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some combination thereof. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 8/15/21.

Full guidelines here:


Fiction: Submissions should generally not exceed twelve thousand* (12,000) words.

Creative Nonfiction: Submissions should generally not exceed twelve thousand* (12,000) words. All genres of nonfiction (articles, reviews, memoirs, personal essay, cross-genre, etc.) are acceptable, though we rarely publish scholarly essays or literary criticism.










 

We live in an increasingly visual world, and writing is no exception. Graphic novels. Erasures. Photographic essays. Comics. Visual poetry. Cross-genre. There are probably entire categories of visual writing that we’ve never heard of. We want those too. We’re after literary-quality writing with a visual component. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or some combination thereof. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 8/15/21.

Full guidelines here:

Poetry: We like our poetry short. Submissions should be no more than thirty-five* (35) lines. Maximum four (4) poems per submission.









 

Narratives sometimes run long. And for the next two months, that's just fine by us. In a world of shortening attention spans, we want to sit down and take our time with a perfect long story or poem. We want your most ambitious long-form writing in its most imaginative form. Long short stories. Epic poetry. Deep-dive essays. Novelettes. Novellas. If other publishers think it's too long, we want to read it. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 8/15/21.


Full guidelines here:

Fiction: Submissions should generally not exceed forty thousand* (40,000) words.

Creative Nonfiction: Submissions should generally not exceed forty thousand* (40,000) words. All genres of nonfiction (articles, reviews, memoirs, personal essay, cross-genre, etc.) are acceptable, though we rarely publish scholarly essays or literary criticism.










 

Narratives sometimes run long. And for the next two months, that's just fine by us. In a world of shortening attention spans, we want to sit down and take our time with a perfect long story or poem. We want your most ambitious long-form writing in its most imaginative form. Long short stories. Epic poetry. Deep-dive essays. Novelettes. Novellas. If other publishers think it's too long, we want to read it. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 8/15/21.

Full guidelines here:

Poetry: Maximum three (3) poems per submission.









 

Please identify your work as fiction or nonfiction in your cover letter.


Submissions should generally not exceed 10,000 words. Most publications average 5,000 or less. If have a great piece which you think is a good fit and exceeds these guidelines, send it. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Include a brief bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication. Your name should not appear anywhere on your manuscript. No previously-published material.

Submissions should be no more than thirty-five (35) lines; up to four (4) poems per submission. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Include a brief bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication. Your name should not appear anywhere on your manuscript. No previously-published material.



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Prose Guidelines:


Please identify your work as fiction or nonfiction in your cover letter. If this is a themed submission, please indicate it as such. Submissions should generally not exceed 10,000 words. Most publications average 5,000 or less. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Include a brief bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication. Your name should not appear anywhere on your manuscript. No previously-published material.


Subscriber Submissions Guidelines:

  • Subscribers are allowed one free submission pending at any given time, across all genres. We will notify you once we have reached a decision on your work via Submittable. By submitting only your best, most polished work, writers help ensure our response times remain reasonable.
  • Submissions will be considered for general or themed publication at our usual paying rates.
  • Below the cover letter, enter the email/login name associated with your membership so we can to confirm status as a current subscriber.
  • All submissions must follow our general guidelines

This link is for Sequestrum subscribers only.  Learn how to become a subscriber here


Poetry Guidelines:


Submissions should be no more than thirty-five (35) lines; up to four (4) poems per submission. If this is a themed submission, please indicate it as such. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Include a brief bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication. Your  name should not appear anywhere on your manuscript. No  previously-published material.

Subscriber Submissions Guidelines:

  • Subscribers are allowed one free submission pending at any given time, across all genres. We will notify you once we have reached a decision on your work via Submittable. By submitting only your best, most polished work, writers help ensure our response times remain reasonable.  
  • Submissions will be considered for general or themed publication at our usual paying rates.  
  • Below the cover letter, enter the email/login name associated with your membership so we can to confirm status as a current subscriber.  
  • All submissions must follow our general guidelines





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