General Submissions

Submissions are accepted online only, through Submittable. General Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Images | Etc. submissions are accepted September 1 through May 1. All material received outside of this period will neither be read nor considered for publication. General submissions must be submitted along with a required submission fee of $3.00 per submission to help pay for online submission services. Multiple submissions will be considered with a separate submission fee for each. All contributors to Fugue receive $15 per accepted piece and a complimentary copy of the journal in which their work appears.

Please send no more than five poems, two short-shorts, one story, one essay per submission, or five image files (low-res is fine—we'll ask for higher quality files upon acceptance).

Submissions in more than one genre should be submitted separately and require separate submission fees. We consider simultaneous submissions (submissions sent concurrently to another journal or journals) as long as you let us know in the cover letter that this is the case and notify us immediately if a piece has been accepted elsewhere. We try to respond to submissions within 3-6 months, though this varies in the middle and at the end of submission periods when submission volumes are high.