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About

drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany. Our constant theme is “work and no work.” While we’re open to various interpretations, we expect the subject to be fundamental to your submission in some way. We are interested in how work, or the absence of it, effects people and communities on an intimate level. While politics are inescapable, the magazine is not a platform for partisan blunderbussing. We will not consider submissions that do not relate to our theme in any way.

drafthorseUnited States

Submission Periods

FCurrently open to fiction submissions through Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (10.5 days from now).1
NCurrently open to non-fiction submissions through Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (10.5 days from now).0
PCurrently open to poetry submissions through Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (10.5 days from now).0

Genres, Styles & Subjects

GGeneral 
 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Memoir/Personal, See guidelines for details. Excluding: Politics/Current Events.

Types & Lengths

YEssayup to 3000 words
ZNarrative Non-Fictionup to 3000 words
PPoemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
FFlash Fictionup to 1000 words
SShort Story1000 - 3000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

EElectronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year

Payscale

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

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsMultiple SubsSimultaneous Subs
FFiction OK No No No OK
NNon-Fiction OK No No No OK
PPoetry OK No No OK OK

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Before Submitting

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  • 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.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
15 Feb 2012
Last Updated:
01 Feb 2014
Last Checked:
10 Apr 2014