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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Submissions must be previously unpublished in print or online.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 immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

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

Submissions are also welcome from new and established writers worldwide.

Please submit only one piece of writing per submission period.

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

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

For writing with visual elements, please use a 12-point simple typeface for the majority of your work. However, some words 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).


Please include your name and the title and genre (e.g. fiction/ creative non-fiction/ poetry/ hybrid) of your submission in the following:

  • 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. 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
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