08 April 2012

Call for Submissions: Once Upon a Time (Scarlet Literary Magazine)

Post date: 08 April 2012
Deadline: 15 April 2012


Scarlet Literary Magazine is a themed quarterly online magazine. All work submitted should reflect the current theme. Although we will publish any style of writing, we prefer rhymed and metered verse along with literary horror. That said, we also have a penchant for the quirky and bizarre, so please, feel free to send us your writings, no matter how eccentric they, or you, may be. Please include name and contact information on all work submitted. A brief bio, of approximately 75 words, along with an author photo (not required) is appreciated, for inclusion in publication.


We do not encourage you to submit your work to more than one publication at a time. If the work you submit to us has been accepted elsewhere, prior to publication, please contact us as soon as possible to withdraw your work.


Submit up to 4 poems per issue. If you have special formatting we will try our best to maintain it as long as it fits within the parameters that we have to work with.

Short Stories, Articles and Essays

Submit one story per issue. We prefer stories to be double-spaced. Word Count should be approximately 5,000 words or less. Preference is given to stories that ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’.


We do design paper for use on our site and may add a background image or artwork to the page your work appears on. Please submit any poetry, prose, author bio or story on plain, white, un-lined paper, and without any sort of background image.

We only accept electronic submissions. Please use our secure online submission manager, which can be found by clicking on the link below.

Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Microsoft Works (.wps), Word Perfect (.wps) and Rich Text (.rtf) are the preferred formats for your work. Please do not include your work in the body of an email. Although we will check for obvious spelling and grammatical errors, we ask you to proofread your work prior to sending it to us.


For inquiries: inquiries and correspondence may be sent via the online submission manager or through their Contact Form

For submissions: submit here

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