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
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Questions can be addressed