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

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown put a lot of pressure on publishers,
particularly independent publishers. Red Squirrel Press and its literary fiction imprint Postbox Press
have experienced problems which resulted in the build-up of a publishing backlog in the first half of
the year, which has carried over into the second half and indeed into 2021.

To help reduce the backlog, only one issue of Postbox short story magazine will be published in
2021. It will be published in June, and the submission window will be open from 15 th March 2021 to
30 th April 2021.

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 submission window for 2021 is: 15 th March 2021 to 30 th April 2021.

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.