Barnstorm publishes only previously unpublished work in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. While we welcome submissions in multiple genres, please wait to hear from us before submitting twice in the same genre.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis and publish September through May. While we make every effort to respond in a timely manner, please know that we do not read submissions during the summer.

For all prose, please send one piece no longer than 5,000 words.
For poetry, send no more than three poems.

Submit through our Submittable account (below). Send files as .doc, .docx, or .rtf.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere.

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.

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Art submissions

Barnstorm also publishes digital representations of visual work, including photography, graphic design, drawings, and paintings. There is no fee to submit, and we retain no rights to any pieces we publish. For more information, or to submit, please e-mail

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