Guidelines

  • We only accept original material (unpublished in any medium),
  • We accept simultaneous subs –– please withdraw your piece if it has been accepted elsewhere,
  • Please note our house style (capitalisation, use of expression marks, lack of indent for paras, etc) –– if accepted, your piece will be edited according to our house style without further consultation; 
  • IMPORTANT — BIO: 
    • Use ONLY the allocated space in the form to add a short bio. 
    • Please follow this format (in 3rd person): name, relevant work, place of residence, contact (Twitter handle preferred),
    • Please do not add quirky stuff or personal information unrelated to your submission, 
    • Remove all personal information from all other fields and the file (this includes the title of the file). Make sure you comply with our anonymity policy or your piece will be unsubmitted.
FAQ:
  • How long do you take to answer? — Please allow 4-12 weeks for an answer (times vary according to the section, and time of the year).
  • Why are your submissions anonymous? — In order to guarantee a fair treatment for everyone. We welcome new and established talent but we judge your work solely on the quality of your submission.
  • Do you pay? — Not at this time. The magazine is funded by the editors and the (very) few donations that we get. 
  • Should I email to follow up or suggest edits RE my submission? — No please, as this interferes with our anonymity policy. We answer all subs in due time. If you need to edit a piece just withdraw it and submit again. 
  • But one of my poems has been accepted elsewhere! How can I tell you? — Tell us here. 
  • Do you accept pitches? — We only accept final versions of full pieces.
  • I am a writer or publisher, how can I get you a review copy of a book? — Please email us at minorliteratures@gmail.com with the title of the book and a short synopsis. The book will be put on a list and circulated among our contributors. Should someone want to review it we will get back to you and request a copy.  
  • Do you provide feedback for rejected pieces? — Due to the amount of submissions we receive we aren't in a position to give feedback. 
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Submit fiction and flash fiction pieces here. As we are an online publication, we prefer pieces up to 4,000 words. 

Please format your submission in 12 point font, with double spacing. No funky fonts


We have a very clear fiction agenda and we suggest you familiarise yourself with this section before submitting. We often have to reject well-written pieces because they don't fit our criteria.

What we want: We want outstanding writing that challenges, provokes, enthrals and fascinates us and our readers. We embrace difference and particularly welcome voices from the margins – people or characters who aren't part of dominant narratives – voices of resistance and protest, outsiders, and those who might live at an angle to the world. Bear in mind these can be your characters – they don't have to be you (we don't know who you are, by the way, as we do blind submissions). 

What we do not want. We have had a surplus of — and so are putting a moratorium on — fiction about white American men and their dull accoutrements: gasoline, cigarettes, whiskey, fighting, sitting around, dogs, the military. If you insist on sending us a story about these topics and about this type of character, please, for the love of god, make it satire. 

Due to the large amount of subs we receive, it might take our editors up to 12 weeks to respond to your submission. Please be patient.

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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In this section we welcome critical writing, creative non-fiction, photographic, video and visual essays. 

We are looking for unpretentious, sharp, critical pieces — critical can be understood in a subjective sense too. We are particularly keen in pieces that bring visibility to topics and practices that may not receive attention in the mainstream arts and culture media. 

We also welcome images and writings from artists that reflect in an exploratory way on things like creative process, and the conceptual, subjective and intellectual underpinnings of a practice. We do not accept submissions in the form of images without accompanying text.

We welcome photographic and video essays exploring dealing with unusual subjects. All photographic or video essays must be accompanied by a text contextualising the project. 

As always, to get a good idea of what we publish check out the section. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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In this section we welcome articles and profiles of an informative albeit critical nature. 

We are are particularly keen in writing that brings visibility to topics and practices that may not receive attention in the mainstream arts and culture media. Of particular interest for this section: independent publishers and record labels; independent and outsider artists; underground musical, theatre, and literary festivals; reports on any kind of collective deserving attention and fitting within our ethos of promoting difference; writing on filmmakers/films/festivals; reports on world events deserving the attention of our readers. 

This is a new section and it will grow out of the confluence of different voices. Feel free to be innovative and to take risks. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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We welcome genre-shattering prose exploring all aspects of experimentation. Have a look through our section to get an idea of what we like to publish. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that as we are an online publication — in order to guarantee readability across devices — we are limited by what we can do with our layout; a piece with complicated form or long lines, for example, might not look the same way on mobile, tablet or a desktop computer. We prefer work that is conceived with this in mind. 

That said, we do accept experimental that explores form but we reserve the right to publish this type of piece as a PDF file, without further consultation. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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We are particularly keen in conversations that bring visibility to topics, people, and practices that may not receive attention in the mainstream arts and culture media. We welcome interviews with writers, artists, filmmakers, poets, outsiders, freaks, and anybody you think might be relevant to minor literature[s].

There is no need to anonymise the submitted document. But please DO NOT add personal information on the cover letter field. 

PLEASE NOTE: do not use the interviews section to propose we interview you. It is frankly — how to say this — weird. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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Please acquaint yourself with Minor Literature[s] as a whole before submitting. 

We only welcome reviews that deal with books published within the last year. In the case of translations, we accept newly released translations of previously published books provided your book does not fall under the category of longstanding ‘classic’.

Reviews for the UNTRANSLATED section can be of books published any time, as long as a version is not available in English. 

Please note we would prefer titles from smaller/independent presses and new authors and that we are not currently accepting reviews of self-published books.
 
For any other book-related writing consider a full length essay and submit to the appropriate section.

IMPORTANT: Please do not use this form to submit a review copy. If you are a writer or publisher and would like to pitch a book to us please email us at minorliteratures@gmail.com. The book will be put on a list and circulated among our contributors. Should someone want to review it we will get back to you and request a review copy.  

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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