SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND
As of September 2021, Overheard is accepting year-round unsolicited submissions for online publication, with a chance to be included in our yearly print anthology.
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To submit, email your work to OVERHEARDLITMAG@GMAIL.COM.
Subject line: [GENRE] Submission: [Title]
If submitting more than one piece, use the title: "Multiple Submissions"
Please clearly state the title(s), the genre, your name, and include a third-person bio in your email.
FICTION & NONFICTION
1,000 to 5,000 words. If you are slightly over the word count, we may be flexible. Include your piece as a word or pdf attachment, preferably with a page count. Please send no more than one submission at a time.
FLASH FICTION & FLASH CNF
Under 1,000 words. Up to three flash pieces may be published per one author. Please only submit three pieces at a time.
Send poems that are undeniable: take risks, display craft, and define/connect to the theme as you wish; 3 poems maximum with no length limitations.
Overheard is excited to announce the addition of a book reviews section, titled "Overheard Reads." As of now, book reviews will be published purely online. Submissions of book reviews are accepted year-round. We prefer a focus on books/chapbooks/poetry collections published by independent/small presses. Please expect to work with editorial edits to finalize your submission. Attach the submission as a separate file (doc or docx preferred). Length: 500-1500 words.
If you have been published with Overheard, please wait six months before submitting new work, unless specifically contacted by an editor.
If you had a piece rejected by Overheard, please wait one month before submitting again.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged; let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere!
You may submit to as many categories as you would like; please separate subs onto different documents if submitting to more than one genre.
We will accept self-published work (including collections & blogs), but we will no longer accept previously published (in another publication) work.
We can not compensate writers or artists at this time.
Apart from the right to publish your piece online, Overheard retains no rights over your work. We will seek your permission before including a piece in our yearly print anthology.