Red Squirrel Press & Postbox Press

Please note:
Red Squirrel Press currently have a full publication plan until the end of 2022 and almost full until the end of 2023. 


To submit your work, please email:

Poetry – 6 poems.


Prose– 3 short stories, novella or synopsis and first 3 chapters of novel.

I regret I do not have time to give feedback.

I receive no external funding and depend on the revenue from sales to pay for future publications.

Thank you for your interest in Red Squirrel Press.

Postbox Magazine

Following publishing only one issue of Postbox in 2021 due to Covid-19, normal service will be resumed in 2022 with two issues being published in Spring and Autumn. The deadline for the Spring issue is 31 December and for the Autumn issue, 30 June.

We’ve looked again at our submissions guidelines, and decided that while the majority of stories
published will be between 1,000 and 2,000 words long, each issue may contain one story up to 3,000
words long. Submissions may be for either category or for both, if you send more than one story. Up
to three stories may be sent.

How to submit your work


Submissions should be sent as email attachments to They should be
text only; no illustrations or sound files. Contact details, including address and email, with a
short relevant biography, should be sent in the covering message. Submissions can come from
authors or their agents.
Submissions must be the original work of the author.

Stories must not have been published before, either in print or in digital form. This includes
websites, blogs or social media.

The standard word length for submissions is between 1000 and 2000 words, not including title. Each
issue will have space for one longer story of up to 3,000 words.

Stories should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats only. No other formats will be accepted.
They should be set in 12 point Times New Roman, double-spaced, A4. Pages should be numbered.
Author’s name and word count should be given at the foot of the last page.

The editor’s decision is final. No correspondence can be entered into.


Due to Covid-19, submissions for Postbox magazine ONLY (deadlines 30 June and 31 December) are currently being accepted, please do not submit poetry, novels, novellas or short story collections, many thanks.


If you have any queries on submissions please contact us.