The Postcard Press 17

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The Postcard Press is a micropress publishing one very short story or poem each month in the form of a 4x6 postcard. When’s the last time you saw a literary magazine stuck to someone’s fridge? The Postcard Press is about surprise. It’s about laughter. It’s about literature that you read when you get the milk. It’s about being tangible in a digital world. Have you sent a postcard to someone you love lately?

The Postcard PressUnited States


G General 


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Short poetry. Excluding: Long poetry.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Types & Lengths

PoemUp to 10 lines.
Flash FictionUp to 100 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 12 x per year.


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

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No UnknownText format submissions

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Date Added:
19 Apr 2011
Last Updated:
21 May 2014