Writing that blurs genres (prose poems, poetic prose, etc.) is welcome.
Submit up to three pieces of your best brief writing
Paste your work into the body of an email and send it to email@example.com
Include a short third-person bio (under 50 words). Please don’t feel any pressure with this – we choose our favourite photos, poems and stories, not the publication history of the author
Please only submit previously unpublished work, i.e. nothing that has appeared in print or online (including on a personal website or social media)
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please do make sure to let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere
Please wait for our reply before sending more work. If we publish your writing, please wait at least two issues before submitting again
We will not publish writing or photos that are sexist, racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or speciesist
We are unlikely to be interested in gratuitous sex or violence
Our response time can be anywhere up to two months. If you haven’t heard back after six weeks, feel free to send us a gentle nudge to check we received your submission.
There is no submission fee. There will never be a submission fee. Art belongs to everyone and financial barriers should not stop people sharing their work.
That said, there are costs involved in running a literary journal. If you would like to support Briefly, please consider making a small donation. We offer expedited responses starting from only £3.
By submitting to Briefly Zine, you are granting us first electronic rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.
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Submit your photography, poetry or prose in the normal way, mentioning in your email that you have donated.
Please note: We select our favourite writing and photography; whether or not you donate will have no impact on the outcome of your submission. We do, however, greatly appreciate any support. Every penny we receive goes directly to running Briefly Write.