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.

All published writers receive a cash payment and a complimentary 6 month subscription. Visit our Submission Page for complete general guidelines, our Contests Page for complete contest guidelines.

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.


Every issue of Sequestrum features the best creative writing of today. Once a year, Sequestrum features the best creative writing of yesterday. In the past, we’ve reprinted work from internationally acclaimed publications alongside journals which are long defunct or upstart gems on the rise. And that’s the way we like it. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 12/15/20.

Full guidelines here: https://www.sequestrum.org/theme-reprints

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

Please include the name and email address of original publisher in the indicated box.

Every issue of Sequestrum features the best creative writing of today. Once a year, Sequestrum features the best creative writing of yesterday. In the past, we’ve reprinted work from internationally acclaimed publications alongside journals which are long defunct or upstart gems on the rise. And that’s the way we like it. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best. Deadline 12/15/20.

Full guidelines here: https://www.sequestrum.org/theme-reprints

Poetry: Up to three poems per submission. 50 lines per poem. You may submit poetry featured with multiple publishers. Simultaneous and multiple 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.

Please include the name and email address of original publisher in the indicated box.


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.

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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
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.



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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