SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED 

GUIDELINES 

FENACULAR publishes short writing in response to fen-inspired art from Cambridgeshire.

 

The edgeless fen sky is the limit. We are open to all creative possibilities in terms of content and genre, including experimental and hybrid writing.  

 

Submissions must be previously unpublished in print or online.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know straightaway if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We encourage submissions from writers with a connection to the Cambridgeshire fens, particularly from groups typically under-represented in literature.

Submissions are also welcome from new and established writers worldwide.

Please submit only one piece of writing per submission period.

Send to: submissions.fenacular@gmail.com

We only accept and read responses to calls for submissions. These will be posted on our home and social media pages.

Ideally present your submission in a Word document using a 12-point simple typeface with 1.5 spacing.

For writing with visual elements, please use a 12-point simple typeface for the majority of your writing. However, some of your work can be smaller and unreadable for visual effect. If formatting is an issue, please send a PDF.   


Max. length: 100 words (prose); 10 lines (poetry); one line of poetry is the equivalent of 10 words (hybrid).

 

Name, title, and genre (e.g. fiction/ creative non-fiction/ poetry/ visual poetry/ hybrid) in the:

  • document header

  • file name

  • subject line of email

 

Include a third-person bio (max. 25 words) with links as appropriate in the body of the email.

 

Please note:

We do not offer feedback on unsuccessful submissions.

 

We do not accept work that is racist, sexist, disablist, against LGBTQ+ or hateful. 

 

Regrettably, we cannot pay writers. 

 

All work featured on the site is © of the credited artists and authors but by submitting, they agree to be published on the website and in print. We reserve the right to remove work from the website without notice.  

 

 

Image: Light on the Great Ouse, Ely  ©S. Preston

Sun on Wicken Fen.jpg