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Submission Guidelines

Our submission window is open!
We will publish one selected piece every Tuesday and Friday on this website and promote each post on our social media.
We are aiming to respond to all submissions within two weeks. If you haven't heard from us after that point, please reach out by replying to your original submission email.
What you should send:
  • Send submissions as a .doc/.docx or pdf attachment to with the subject "Submission - [Last Name]"
  • 1 (one) piece of previously published poetry (regardless of form or theme) or 1 (one) prose piece up to 2,000 words (Fiction, Non-Fiction, CNF, etc)
  • Work that was previously published (regardless of when it was published) by a journal that has since gone dark or if circumstances have made your work unavailable online for any reason. You must retain the rights of this work.
  • Work that was previously published, regardless of journal status, as long as the work was published in 2021 or before. 
  • Bulb Culture Collective will not tolerate any form of abuse or work that encourages or promotes hate or bigotry, including and not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.
  • Please include a brief cover letter and third person bio in the body of your email. You must include the name of the original publication and publication date of the submitted piece in the email so we can respectfully credit the original publisher, even if they are no longer active.
  • Please only send one piece for us to consider at a time. Wait until you hear from us before sending more work our way. We want to read your work, but we want to give it the consideration and time it deserves.
Your work remains yours. We will post it and archive it on your behalf on our website. It will remain archived unless you choose to remove it.
We will never charge submission fees and, unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time, though we would love to get to that point in the future. 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at
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