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submissions are now open for the first edition of Vocal Inhabitants our first anthology of new writing, due for publication in Autumn 2024

DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 30th June 24

we are looking for short fiction, poetry, essays and hybrid works

we are open to work in any form, on any subject.

we welcome photography/visual art submissions, but please bear in mind that all work will be printed in black and white



one piece of fiction/set of three poems/essay/piece of hybrid work per submission

writers may make up to three submissions in total

please send as .docx where appropriate

simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us as soon as possible if a piece of work gets accepted elsewhere

we are not able to offer payment for successful submissions, you will however receive 2 copies of the finished anthology

please email submissions, along with a short bio to
please include the subject line VOCAL SUBMISSION_[SUB TYPE(i.e. poetry/short fiction etc)]_[YOUR NAME]
if your submission does not conform to the categories we've specified, or there is any other information you think would be helpful, please feel free to include a short description of the work in the body of the email.

we are unable to receive postal submissions

we will aim to reply to all submissions within three months of receipt, however we cannot offer feedback if you are unsuccessful 

please see specific guidelines below

for short fiction


3000 words max. no min.

for poetry

3 poems max. limited to 3 pages total

for essay

3000 words max. no min.

for hybrid works

3 pages max. to be sent as both .pdf and .docx if possible

photography/visual art

please send print quality images/scans

we cannot accept physical copies of work

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