An Important Announcement
We are excited to announce the introduction of an entirely new category: Visual Art!
All Visual Art features will be in BETA testing phase for the next few months.

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Defenestration is a humor magazine. We don’t worry about the particulars of genre, style, or form as long as the work is funny. What exactly constitutes as “funny” varies from person to person, but we try to publish a wide range of humor, from the ridiculous to the satirical, and everything in between.
FICTION: Stories that are funny yet manage to exemplify their genre, or blend various genres into amusing and unique combinations. We’ve published literary fiction alongside science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and even period piece romances. No genre is off limits.
NONFICTION: Non-fiction includes what we call “fake” non-fiction. Think of it as fiction that reads like non-fiction. This can include anything from reviews of non-existent books, interviews with imaginary people, bogus letters to the editor, etc. Use your imagination. If you’re unsure whether your piece falls into this category, send it to us anyway. We’ll sort it out.
POETRY: Both free-form poems and highly-structured poems. We’re just as likely to publish blank verse as we are sestinas, sonnets, and haikus. We’re also convinced that rhyming poetry isn’t quite as dead as some people would like to believe, but a well-crafted rhyme scheme is preferable over something more simplistic. Forced rhymes are a huge turnoff.

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Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Submission Periods

F Open to fiction submissions through Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (6.9 days from now).2
N Open to nonfiction submissions. 
P Open to poetry submissions through Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (6.9 days from now).0
V Open to visual art submissions. 


Open to all/most Genres 


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Blank verse, Formal verse, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Sestina, Sonnet.
Styles:Humorous, Satirical.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.
Visual Art Media:Open to all/most Art Media.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles.

Types & Lengths

ArticleUp to 2,000 words.
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Flash Fiction50 - 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment per piece.
N NonfictionN No monetary payment per piece.
P PoetryN No monetary payment per piece.
V Visual ArtN No monetary payment per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No NoText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK NoText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No OK NoImage format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
22 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
08 Feb 2017