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.


Ends on October 15, 2016$ 15.00
$ 15.00
Full Guidelines Here.
  • Only open to writers who are yet to publish a book-length manuscript.
  • Open to fiction and nonfiction up to 12,000 words or two flash fiction submissions under 1,000 words.
  • One $200 prize plus publication.
  • Two runners-up prizes including publication and payment (plus a little extra).
  • Winner and runners-up receive free 6 month subscription.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2016.
  • All entries must be previously unpublished (in any format).
  • Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
  • Multiple submissions allowed. One piece per submission
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed.
  • No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
  • Results announced following January, winners published in Spring '17 issue.
Ends on October 15, 2016$ 15.00
$ 15.00
Full Guidelines Here.
  • Only open to writers who are yet to publish a book-length manuscript.
  • Up to 40 lines (per poem). Up to three poems per submission.
  • One $200 prize plus publication.
  • Two runner-up prizes including publication and payment (plus a little extra).
  • All winners receive free 6 month subscription.
  • Deadline: October 15, 2016.
  • All entries must be previously unpublished (in any format).
  • Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
  • Multiple submissions allowed, following above rules per submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed.
  • No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
  • Results announced following January, winners published in Spring '17 issue.



$ 4.35
Please identify your work as fiction or nonfiction in your cover letter.

Submissions should generally not exceed 8,000 words. Most publications average 5,000 or less. We prefer our fiction succinct over sprawling (we welcome micro, flash, short-shorts, etc.), but our only true requirement is quality. If you have a piece you feel is a good fit with us, send it.



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

Prose Guidelines:

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. 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.

Supporter Submissions Guidelines:
  • Subscribers are allowed one free submission pending at any given time, across all genres (not including contests).  By submitting only your best, most polished work, writers help ensure our response times remain reasonable.
  • Submissions will be considered for general 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.



$ 4.35
$ 4.35
Submissions should be no more than thirty-five (35) lines.



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. 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.


Supporter Submissions Guidelines:
  • Subscribers are allowed one free submission pending at any given time, across all genres (not including contests).  By submitting only your best, most polished work, writers help ensure our response times remain reasonable.
  • Submissions will be considered for general 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 here are considered for publication as stand-alone publications (graphic narratives), as portals for written pieces, or as issue cover art. Artists retain all rights to their works. Response time for artwork can be longer. Featured pieces of new, upcoming, and established artists reach a large, supportive audience.