Welcome writers!  Clockhouse is excited to read your Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non Fiction and Drama. Please see the corresponding guidelines below.


(Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit work, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)

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All creative nonfiction and memoir in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays. (up to 5,000 words)

In addition, all submissions must:

  1. Be original, unpublished work written by the author
  2. Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre
  3. Include a bio of approximately 100 words or less
  4. Include a brief artist statement
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.





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Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay. (up to 15 pages)

In addition, all submissions must:

  1. Be original, unpublished work written by the author
  2. Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre
  3. Include a bio of approximately 100 words or less
  4. Include a brief artist statement
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.




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Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit. (up to 5,000 words)

In addition, all submissions must:

  1. Be original, unpublished work written by the author
  2. Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre
  3. Include a bio of approximately 100 words or less
  4. Include a brief artist statement
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.





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All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry.

Only ONE poem per submission, limit: 250 lines.
Poets may submit up to three times.


In addition, all submissions must:

  1. Be original, unpublished work written by the author
  2. Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre
  3. Include a bio of approximately 100 words or less
  4. Include a brief artist statement
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.






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