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
Prose: Please submit only one story or creative
essay. Due to the volume of submissions Palaver receives, please limit
your prose to thirty pages.
Poetry: You may submit up to five poems.
Multimedia: We allow up to ten file uploads of visual art/multimedia. Our
Submittable account accepts jpg, tiff, gif, png, MP4, and mov files for art submissions.
No multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard back from the first submission before submitting a second time.
self-identifying information should be present in the body of your
work, due to our blind review process. The file name should only include
the title of your submission. 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: one or more poems from a
submission of multiple poems, or a portion from a longer work of
prose--please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any part of your submission contains images or other elements for
which you do not own the copyright, it is your responsibility to obtain
formal permission to reproduce those works. If this pertains to your
work, please note this in your cover letter.
Unfortunately, due to limited resources, Palaver cannot pay for accepted submissions at this time.
to Palaver are open February 15 until September 14. We publish on an
annual basis in May. Palaver contacts submitters about their submission
status within six months.
Questions can be addressed to email@example.com.