Schedule

Flock publishes 2 issues per year. A general issue in the spring and a theme issue in the fall.

We are open for:
  • Lullaby submissions. Submit and see guidelines in the "Lullaby Audio Album" category below.
  • We will open to submissions for our spring issue (poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction) on July 31.
  • The submission period for our next fall theme issue, VANISHING POINT, will begin in spring 2018.
  • Artwork and Haiku Reviews (considered year-round).

General Guidelines

We can only consider works submitted through our submission manager. 

Simultaneous submissions: We accept and encourage simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from submittable and let us know.

Typography: We do not have strict guidelines on how you format your work so long as it is comfortably readable. Times New Roman, 12 point font is an acceptable go-to.

Response time: We are honored to receive your work, and try diligently to respond within a 4 month period. After that time, you are welcome to query editor@flocklit.com. 

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

We are eager to read your short prose, flash prose, excerpts, and any other form you wish to send our way. We don't currently have a strict cap on the number of pages, but it is uncommon for us to accept work that is over 25 (double-spaced) pages. Multiple submissions: we will review no more than 2 works of prose by an author at a time; please wait to submit more until after you have received a reply regarding your current submissions.  

Graphic Literature

Short graphic literature is considered for publication on our blog/online magazine. We don't have a strict cap on number of pages, but it is uncommon for us to accept graphic literature over 25 pages in length.

Novellas

We are not currently open for novella submissions.

Novellas should range between 15K-40K words and graphic novellas should range between 30-75 facing pages. These should be submitted in their respective categories on submittable. 

Poetry

Submit up to five previously unpublished poems, and/or prose poems in one file. No book-length poems. We are eager to receive your poetry of all and varied forms and styles.

Artwork

N.B.: We are eager to receive your work in color to be considered for our cover; as well as black and white images for the inside of our print issues.

We accept artwork of all kinds, including paintings, photographs, digital and mixed media art, etc. See our back issues to get a sense of our aesthetic. 

Please include up to fifteen images, preferably in one submission either as multiple image files or 1 PDF or zip file (in the case of a PDF submission, we will need high resolution image files upon acceptance).  We ask that artists send a specific set of images that they feel will cohere well within a literary journal and represent their artistic vision.

The Gypsy Sachet Award in Letters & Autobiography

With this unique award, Flock recognizes particularly creative, beautiful, funny, and poetic cover letters & biographies sent to us along with submissions. Gypsy Sachet Award winners are published on our online magazine. All submission cover letters & bios are considered for the award (no extra submission is needed) though authors and artists are welcome to opt-out. Please note that winning the Gypsy Sachet Award does not imply acceptance or rejection of the main submission.

Copyright

Flock is a print journal.  We request first-time worldwide print and online rights; nonexclusive reprint/anthology rights (including the right to republish stories on the web); and rights to use excerpts in our promotional materials. All other rights revert back to the author upon publication. If the work is republished, we ask that Flock is noted as the first place of publication.

Flock is now accepting book reviews in Haiku form! Please include the title of the book, the author's name, and the Haiku review. Reviewers may submit up to 4 reviews at a time. Please include them in one document.
Ends on October 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

Please submit previously unpublished works of creative nonfiction up to 25 double-spaced or 12.5 single-spaced pages. General guidelines appear above.

*We will have two periods of free submissions for those unable to pay the $3 fee. During these dates, a new, fee-free category will appear: August 9-13; October 11-15.


Ends on October 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

Please submit previously unpublished stories up to 25 double spaced or 12.5 single spaced pages via the submission manager. See above for our submission and publication schedule.

*We will have two periods of free submissions for those unable to pay the $3 fee. During these dates, a new, fee-free category will appear: August 9-13; October 11-15.

Ends on October 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00

Submit up to five previously unpublished poems, and/or prose poems in one file. No book-length poems. General guidelines are above.

*We will have two periods of free submissions for those unable to pay the $3 fee. During these dates, a new, fee-free category will appear: August 9-13; October 11-15.

Please include up to fifteen images. We accept artwork of all kinds, including paintings, photographs, digital and mixed media art, and etc.

Short graphic literature is considered for publication on our blog/online magazine. We don't have a strict cap on number of pages, but it is uncommon for us to accept graphic literature over 25 pages in length. Stand alone image + text works can be submitted in the art category.