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About

phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition. We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story. Above all, we seek to publish quality writing. phoebe: publishing original work since 1971.

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Important: Their electronic issue is comprised of work from contest winners (see separate listings) except for Visual Art.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1971

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

We look for fiction that sticks with us—characters, moments, voices that linger long after the story has concluded on the page. We are open to all ways you choose to reach this emotional punch—from style to structure to word count, so long as you leave us feeling we have truly experienced something human and honest and affecting. We look forward to reading your work.

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 to 7,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

We are drawn to nonfiction that rings with emotional and intellectual honesty. We look for insight brought about by evocative imagery, deft language, and narrators who work past easy answers. We especially love writing that offers a unique sense of humor. To us, part of the power of nonfiction resides in its use of reality to reach larger truths, and we admire writers who embrace this challenge. We receive mostly personal essays rooted in narrative, but we also encourage you to share your meditative, lyric, and satiric work, as well as your literary journalism, memoir, and hybrid forms.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Personal. Excluding: Critical.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo word count limits.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo word count limits.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

As readers and writers, we recognize what lives in the language: words that transform themselves, unravel themselves, obscure themselves. Works that interact, exchange, challenge, straddle the line between simplicity and indulgence. Show us work that demonstrates and interacts with the many spaces we inhabit. Works that touch the deeper parts of ourselves that we often deny. Send us things that question, morph, evolve, turn, change, and are wholly not what they seem.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms. Excluding: Light verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

phoebe Submission Statistics

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Greg Grummer Poetry Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Phoebe Creative Nonfiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions
Phoebe Fiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 26 May 2020
Last Checked: 29 Jun 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 May 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 07 Feb 2006

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