Typehouse Revised Submission Guidelines


We are looking for submissions that grab us and convey a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators. Genre fiction submissions are welcome, particularly speculative fiction.

  • General Submissions are open to all creators, all the time, eleven months out of the year. General submissions are $3.00, with no-fee submission periods in January, July, and August, and are closed during December.
  • Feedback submissions are open to all creators, all the time, eleven months out of the year. Feedback submissions both give constructive feedback on your work and help the magazine continue to be able to pay contributors. They are closed in December.
  • Visual Art submissions remain open all year-round.


June 1-30: In honor of Pride Month, no-fee submissions are open for all LGBTQIA2+/Queer creators, not limited to those in the US.

***IMPORTANT***

We will not read work  that contains racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic, queer/homophobic,  transphobic, or ableist language or content, and feedback submissions  will not receive a refund for not receiving feedback if their submission contains this content.

***Submission schedule for 2022***

As a diverse editorial staff who values diverse voices, we have created a submission schedule for 2022 that includes no-fee submission periods throughout the year for underrepresented voices.

  • January 2-31: No-fee submissions open for all contributors
  • February 1-28: In honor of Black History Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Black creators, not limited to those in the US.
  • March 1-31: In honor of Disability Awareness Month, no-fee submissions are open for all creators living with both visible and invisible disabilities, not limited to those in the US.*
  • April 1-30: In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Arab creators, not limited to those in the US.
  • May 1-31: In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month, no-fee submissions are open for all API creators and all Mental Health identified creators, not limited to those in the US.*
  • June 1-30: In honor of Pride Month, no-fee submissions are open for all LGBTQIA2+/Queer creators, not limited to those in the US.
  • July 1-August 31 – No-fee submissions open for all contributors
  •  September 1-October 15: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Hispanic/Latine/x creators, not limited to those in the US.
  • November 1-30: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Native/Indigenous creators, not limited to those from the US.
  • December 1-31: Closed to all written submissions, including general and feedback, to give our hardworking editors a break.

*Neurodivergent creators are welcome to submit in the category they best identify with.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For these periods submissions do not have to be about the creator’s identity, and the creator does not have to prove they are a member of the community. We also want to see submissions from underrepresented voices all year long. Creators with multiple identities are welcome to submit in whichever categories they choose.


General Guidelines:

  • All written submissions should be saved in.docx or .doc format with contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.
  • If we have accepted your work, please wait until the next submission period to submit again.
  • We are slowly working our way up to paying professional rates, with payment currently at $25 per contributor.
  • Typehouse takes first publication rights exclusively for six months, with non-exclusive archival rights thereafter. All other rights revert to the author upon publication
  • If a piece is reprinted please be sure to acknowledge Typehouse as its first publication.

Prose Submissions:

  • There is no strict word count, although we most frequently publish fiction and non-fiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Poetry Submissions:

  • Up to six poems are accepted per submission, and all forms are encouraged.

Visual Arts Submissions:

  • We would like to see artwork and photography in all media and of subjects. Up to six visual arts submissions are accepted at once. You may also a writeup of your work.

The Nitty-Gritty

  • We are all writers and artists, so simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere.
  • Previously published work will not be considered, and this includes work published on social media and personal websites. If it is available publicly online it has been published.
  • Please submit to only one written category, and please wait two months from your response to send us more written work.
  • Visual arts submissions may be made along with written submissions, with a one-month waiting period for more visual art after a response is received.
  • We are not publishing COVID-19 fiction or poetic works, although we will consider nonfiction pieces on a limited basis.

Etc:

Typehouse is published in both PDF and print form in January, May, and September. 

Keep Creating!

There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish fiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.



There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish fiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .docx, or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.





There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish fiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.

For helping support Typehouse you'll receive feedback on one piece of your work as a thank you! (If submitting more than one piece please specify which one you would like feedback on.)


There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish nonfiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.



There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish nonfiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.



There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish nonfiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged.

Save submissions as either .doc or .docx format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.

For helping support Typehouse you'll receive feedback on one piece of your work as a thank you! (If submitting more than one piece please specify which one you would like feedback on.)


Up to six poems are accepted per submission, and all forms and subjects are encouraged. Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and be  sure to include your contact information and the title(s) in the  document.

Up to six poems are accepted per submission, and all forms and subjects are encouraged. Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and be sure to include your contact information and the title(s) in the document.

Up to six poems are accepted per submission, and all forms and subjects  are encouraged. Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and be  sure to include your contact information and the title(s) in the  document.


For helping support Typehouse you'll receive feedback on two of your poems as a thank you! (Please specify which two you would like feedback on in your cover letter.)


We would like to see artwork and photography in all media and of all subjects. Up to six visual arts submissions are accepted at once, and can either be thumbnails or full size images. You can also include a document (in .doc or .docx format) with a writeup of your work if you choose. 

This form of critique is handled separately from our magazine submission process, and works submitted here will not be considered for publication. If you would like an in-depth analysis of your piece with actionable feedback this is a great option. You will receive a double-spaced page review of from one of Typehouse's working and senior editors within three weeks. This is a great option both for if you have a short piece you need help with, or if you would like to see an overview of how the editing process works before committing to editing for a longer work such as a novel or chapbook.

For prose submissions:

  • Things covered may include plot, characterization, setting, tone, and language, as well as other aspects of the piece. 
  • Works may be any length up to 10,000 words
  • For all works up to 2,000 a $25 minimum applies
  • For longer works the rate is $25 + 1.5¢/word over 2,000
  • All works less than 5,000 will receive a critique of two pages, works within 5,100 - 7,000 will receive three pages, and works 7,100 - 10,000 (max) will receive a critique of four double-spaced pages.


For poetry submissions:

  • Things covered may include voice, structure, imagery, tone, and form, as well as other aspects of the piece(s)
  • Up to five poems (maximum of 10 pages) may be submitted.
  • First poem is $25, each additional poem is $15
  • Submissions will receive a critique of two double-spaced pages


For all submissions:

  • Nonrefundable deposit of $25 will be collected upon submission, with subsequent fees billed before work begins.
  • Turnaround time is two weeks from when both manuscript and payment have been received
  • Editors will be assigned based on suitability for the submissions, however you may request the same editor for a new or revised submission.
  • Marginalized authors will be eligible for a 5% discount during the corresponding Typehouse submission period
  • Editors will be available for one email response to questions after returning the critique, within reason
  • Works edited through this format are not eligible for submission to or publication in Typehouse
  • Any manuscript that violates our guidelines will be rejected without critique or refund.


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