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About

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 Open

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:
Open to fiction submissions through 15 May 2019 (54.2 days from now). 2
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 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 Open

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:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 15 May 2019 (54.2 days from now). 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 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 Open

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:
Open to poetry submissions through 15 May 2019 (54.2 days from now). 6
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 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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2019
Last Checked: 06 Mar 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Oct 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Dec 2011

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.
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