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Submissions are currently open to Postbox Magazine ONLY. Submissions re poetry, short stories etc will recommence in April 2025. Thank you.



Postbox Magazine

Postbox Magazine has two submission windows each year. For the Spring issue, the window opens on the 15th November and closes on the 31st December. For the Autumn issue, the window opens on the 15th May and closes on the 30th June. Please don’t send anything to the magazine editor outside these dates.

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

We regret that we are unable to offer payment but you will receive a free copy and are able to purchase further copies at 50% discount.

Submissions are not invited for creative non-fiction.

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.

Postbox Submission

If you have any queries on submissions please contact us.

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