The Postcard Press 38


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
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Submission Periods

FTemporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
PTemporarily closed to poetry submissions. 

Genres, Styles & Subjects

 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Short poetry. Excluding: Long poetry.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Subject/Theme(s) may vary.

Types & Lengths

PPoem up to 10 lines
FFlash Fictionup to 100 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 12 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsMultiple SubsSimultaneous Subs
FFiction OK No No OK No
PPoetry OK No No OK No

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Date Added:
19 Apr 2011
Last Updated:
20 Oct 2013
Last Checked:
25 Mar 2014