There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Winter Issue:  Submissions are open from October 1st until December 1st. 

Summer Issue: Submissions are open from March 1st until May 1st.

General Guidelines

Innovate. Hybridize. Write against the grain. 

We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry including text-based visuals, but we especially want to see your experimental and hybrid concoctions. Hopefully, you’ve familiarized yourself with the journal and checked in about what “experimentation” means to us. Beyond that, we look for work which feels urgent and arresting, precise and nuanced. If you’re submitting under a prose category, keep in mind that we prefer experimentation which retains a strong narrative aspect. Only one submission per genre, per issue, please.

PROSE should be between 500-5,000 words. 

POETRY should include up to 6 poems, which may include high-resolution images for visual poetry and other text-based experimentation. 

We publish TRANSLATIONS primarily by solicitation, though you may query us to discuss a proposal. 

We strongly encourage submissions by individuals from groups or backgrounds historically marginalized and/or under-represented in TIMBER. We want to see your work! 

Other Details: We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please promptly notify us if the work has been accepted elsewhere. If you would like to withdraw individual flash pieces or poems, please add a note to your submission. We accept only one submission per reading period; multiple submissions will be not be considered. All submissions should be uploaded to Submittable as .DOC or .DOCX files, formatted in 12 pt Times New Roman. All prose submissions should be double spaced. TIMBER does not charge a reading fee; all submissions are free. All submissions are free.