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 prose and poetry, including text-based visuals. 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 that 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 submissions should be limited to 4,000 words for a single piece or up to three flash pieces under 1,000 words each.

POETRY submissions should be no longer than 4 pages, with singular poems on their own page. 

We accept REVIEW/INTERVIEW submissions for TIMBER Talks.

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 underrepresented in TIMBER. We want to see your work! 

Other Details: We allow 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. Multiple submissions within a category will be not be considered. Submissions should be uploaded to Submittable and 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.

PLEASE READ! 

From March 1 - March 15, we will only be accepting submissions from Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and People with Disabilities. Submissions from people outside of these communities submitted during this time will be automatically rejected.  

General submissions open from March 15 - May 1. 

We’re looking for poetry that stops us in our tracks and offers a fresh perspective. We especially love work which challenges our traditional conceptions of genre and form. 

Submissions should be no longer than 4 pages, with singular poems on their own page.

Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we have received during past reading periods, poetry submissions will be capped at 100. 

PLEASE READ! 

From March 1 - March 15, we will only be accepting submissions from Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and People with Disabilities. Submissions from people outside of these communities submitted during this time will be automatically rejected.  

General submissions open from March 15 - May 1. 

We’re looking for prose that feels urgent, stops us in our tracks, and offers a fresh perspective. We especially love work which challenges our traditional conceptions of genre and form.  

Let us know in your cover letter whether you consider your work to be fiction, creative nonfiction, experimental, or something else.  

Please limit your submission to 4,000 words for a single piece or up to three flash pieces under 1,000 words each.

Submissions for reviews and interviews are open year-round and will be published intermittently (i.e. not seasonally as with the rest of the journal).

We welcome reviews/interviews that promote all authors, but we're especially interested in those who embrace TIMBER's experimental spirit and produce works that push boundaries, genre-bend, and build or break form.

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