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 under any pressure with this – we select submissions for their literary merit, 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Please only submit previously unpublished work, i.e. nothing that has appeared in print or online (including on a personal website or social media)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 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 one issue before submitting again
We will not publish writing or photos that are sexist, racist, classist, homophobic, transphobic or ableist
We are unlikely to be interested in gratuitous sex or violence
Our response time can be anywhere up to three months. If you haven’t heard back after ten 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 a small donation. We offer an expedited response with brief feedback for only £8.
By submitting to Briefly Zine, you are granting us first electronic rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.