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The Boiler Journal invites you to turn up the heat. Make it whistle with creativity 100°C +, sputter and steam. We’ll gauge the pressure.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2011

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

The Boiler seeks fiction submissions that display commonalities in the human spirit which derive from an American ideal. Whether those commonalities display loss, defeat, triumph, humor, abandonment, fortitude, etc, at the Boiler, we pride ourselves on showcasing honesty within that human spirit. We admire duality of character, conflict and unique personality. We feel what makes The Boiler unique is our dedication to publishing works that aren’t afraid to cross boundaries. It’s very difficult to shock readers these days. When we read a story, it should evoke the sensation that something has taken hold of us, that we can’t stop reading it. We ask that stories not be written for shock alone, but with the knowledge that from strangeness, humanity shines.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 December 2018 (26.9 days from now) through 15 February 2019. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt1,000 - 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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

Here at The Boiler, we understand that writing is hard. If it’s not, you’re doing it wrong. We’re looking for well-crafted, detailed, and honest stories that come more from the heart than the head. Stories we want to keep in our back pocket. Slices of life and surprises highly welcome.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 December 2018 (26.9 days from now) through 15 February 2019. 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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

Quite simply, The Boiler is looking for great poetry. Poetry from hungry writers with something to say. Lyricism that refuses to sit still on the tongue and brood in the mind. Lines that hold both risk and precision. We want to feel.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 December 2018 (26.9 days from now) through 15 February 2019. 0
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Last Audited: 07 Oct 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Dec 2011

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