Foliate Oak | Submission Guidelines
We love previously unpublished quirky writing that makes sense, preferably flash fiction (less than 1000 words). We are eager to read short creative nonfiction also. We rarely accept submissions that have over 2700 words. We enjoy poems that we understand, preferably not rhyming poems, unless you make the rhyme so fascinating we’ll wonder why we ever said anything about avoiding rhymes. Give us something fresh, unexpected, and will make us say, “Wow!” We’re not interested in homophobic, religious rants, or pornographic, violent stories.
We are always interested in publishing intriguing photography, artwork, and graphic (you know, comics) literature. Send all artwork as jpg or gif. We like to have at least three images.
Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.
Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.
More information about our guidelines are on Submittable.
With his customary wisdom and wit, Kurt Vonnegut put forth 8 basics of what he calls Creative Writing 101:
(From the preface to Vonnegut's short story collection Bagombo Snuff Box.)