Submit

The Rattling Wall is accepting sophisticated short fiction, travel essays, and poetry submissions until November 1, 2014. The literary journal accepts simultaneous submissions, but asks to be contacted immediately if work that a writer has submitted for review has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Successful submission packets will include a cover letter that provides the writer’s contact information and briefly details the writer’s publication history; and a writing sample. Writing samples should be typed using Times New Roman (12pt) font. Genre-specific guidelines are as follows:

Short Fiction: Submit one complete story, no excerpts. Your submission should be double-spaced and no more than 15 pages.

Travel Essays: Submit one complete essay, no excerpts. Your submission should be double-spaced and no more than 15 pages.

Poetry: Submit 3-5, single-spaced poems.

The Rattling Wall staff responds to submissions within 6 months. Publication pays 2 contributor copies.

Submission packets should be mailed to:
The Rattling Wall
c/o PEN USA
269 S. Beverly Dr. #1163
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Writers may include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if they wish to be informed that their submission has been received.

Please direct all questions and concerns regarding Submission Guidelines to michelle@penusa.org.