Barrelhouse 247

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About

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organization. Barrelhouse bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Barrelhouse is produced by writers for readers who are looking for quality writing with an edge and a sense of humor. Stories originally published in Barrelhouse have been featured in the Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Million Writer’s Award.
NON-FICTION: Barrelhouse is interested only in essays that deal, in one way or another, with pop culture, though pop culture as defined in a fairly broad way.

BarrelhouseUnited States
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Submission Periods

FTemporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
NTemporarily closed to non-fiction submissions. 
PTemporarily closed to poetry submissions. 

Genres, Styles & Subjects

GGeneral 
 Styles:Experimental, Humorous, Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Pop Culture.

Types & Lengths

YEssayno specific word count limits known
PPoemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
FFlash Fictionno specific word count limits known
SShort Storyno specific word count limits known

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 2 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionT to P Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
NShort non-fictionT to P Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
PPoetryP Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).

Submission Types

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  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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Dates

Date Added:
17 Feb 2006
Last Updated:
05 Apr 2014
Last Checked:
05 Apr 2014