Thanks for submitting your work to Barrelhouse!
Here are some guidelines:
No previously published work.
Please submit only one piece at a time. Except for poetry. You can submit up to five poems. Everybody else — just one!
We pay $50 to each contributor to our print issues, as well as two contributor copies.
So far, online contributors are paid primarily in karma. All contributors are also promised free beer, if we ever run into you in the flesh. If you don’t believe us about the free beer, ask around a little bit. We are frequently tipsy and imprudently generous.We accept simultaneous submissions, on the understanding that you’ll tell us if you place the work elsewhere.
It will probably take us two to three months to get back to you. We try to do that faster, but there are few of us and many of you.
Ends on 5/1/2015
Barrelhouse Issue 15 will feature a special themed section on the topic of riots. Whether that term makes you think of civil disobedience, riot grrrls, sports fans celebrating a championship, Quiet Riot, or something else, we want to read your work. We’re looking for stories, essays, and poems that take this broad theme and turn it into the kind of energetic, fearless work that Barrelhouse loves. We want writing that is going to break windows and flip cars and start fires and charge through clouds of tear gas carrying nothing but a stick and a lifetime of outrage. We want you to scare us a little.
· There is no maximum length, although we tend to publish stuff shorter than 8,000 words
· We pay all contributors a flat rate of $50
· Please submit no more than 5 poems or 1 piece of prose at a time
· Simultaneous submissions are allowed because of course they are.
· DEADLINE: May 1, 2015
· PLEASE NOTE: submissions for this topic should be submitted under the special Riots category. General submissions should be listed under the appropriate category
· PLEASE NOTE, #2: This call is for a special themed section. The remainder of Issue 15 will not be themed.
Ends on 5/1/2015
We’re in search of stories, poems, and essays that celebrate one of the greatest decades in relatively recent history: the 1990s. Whether you take us back or bring it forward, show us how it was all about the Benjamins, saluting your shorts, and whatever pogs were. Make us think about Squeezit, royalty in Bel-Air, and Blind Melon in new, 21st century ways.
Most of all? Put more heart in your work than the Spice Girls, and more danger than Beavis and Butt-Head with rocket launchers.