Palaver is extremely interested in exploring interdisciplinarity, not only in content, but also in form. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, multimedia submissions, and multimedia-text hybrids.

Please submit only one story or creative essay. Due to the volume of submissions Palaver receives, please limit your prose to thirty pages. 

You may submit up to five poems, all in one document, please. 

We allow up to ten file uploads of visual art/multimedia.

No multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard back from the first submission before submitting a second time. 

No self-identifying information should be present in the body of your work, due to our blind review process. Only fill out identifying information on the form provided by Submittable. If your submission includes your name in the content and cannot be removed (e.g. the credits of a video), don't sweat it. 

Palaver does not accept previously published work, be it print or online.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If the submission is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately and withdraw it from Palaver

If a portion of your submission is accepted elsewhere--for example: a poem from a collection, or a portion from a longer work of prose--please notify us at  

Submissions to Palaver are open year round. Palaver publishes on a bi-annual basis, in December and May. Palaver usually notifies submitters of our decision within three to five months.

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