Snarl is currently closed to unsolicited submissions, and will open again in late 2022. However, we will continue to accept postal submissions from incarcerated writers. To mail us your submission, please address it to:
PO Box 442634
Lawrence, KS 66049
We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and other work from creators of marginalized identities. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, check out our FAQ page. For our pay rates, please see the bottom of this page.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. We aim to respond to all submissions within five months. Please find specific guidelines for each genre below.
Fiction and Nonfiction: Please send us one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 8,000 words. Though we have no restrictions on style, our editors tends to favor work with dynamic characters and rich, memorable language. For essays, we are particularly interested in lyric essays, craft essays, and essays about social justice. Please submit your work in Standard Manuscript Format. Double-spaced. 12-point font. Please include your contact information and an approximate word count on the first page, as well as page numbers throughout.
Poetry: You may submit up to five previously unpublished poems at a time. Please single-space your poems and start a new page for every poem. Please include contact information on the first page of your manuscript.
Art: You may submit up to five original works of art by email at email@example.com. These may be any medium. Please include your contact information as well as typical exhibition labeling information: title, dimensions, media, and a brief description (optional).
Snarl Pay Rates
Prose: $25 for flash & micro, $50-$75 for longer prose
Poetry: $15 per poem, plus $5 per additional printed page
Artwork: $20 per work of art
Cover Art: $50 for one cover image
To help us pay our contributors, consider using Tip Jar submissions when you send us your work. Thank you for your support!