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Welcome writers!  

Thank you for your interest in Clockhouse

The submission period for the Summer 2022 Volume 9 issue will begin on August 15, 2021 and remain open through 11:59 PM on December 15, 2021.

We accept works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and drama for stage and screen. Submissions from both established and emerging writers are encouraged. However, current students of Goddard College are ineligible for submission. We look forward to reading your work after your graduation. 

All submissions must be original, unpublished work written by the author or, if you are submitting artwork for cover consideration, original artwork created by the artist.

Follow industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre as well as the following:

Fiction: short stories and self-contained novel excerpts up to 5,000 words in a literary style. Genre fiction with literary merit will be considered.

Poetry: all poetry up to 250 lines in traditional and experimental styles including prose. Only one poem per submission. Poets may submit up to three times per reading period.

Memoir/Creative Nonfiction: all memoir/creative nonfiction up to 5,000 words in traditional and experimental styles. No academic or scientific essays. 

Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: short dramatic works up to 15 pages in traditional and experimental styles, either standalone or an excerpt from one-act or full-length play or screenplay. Limit 2 per submitter. Please include a short synopsis of  play/screenplay. 

Artwork for Cover Consideration:  images should be uploaded in jpg or jpeg file format.

Please expect up to four months to hear back from us, after which you may check on the status of your submission by emailing Include the title of your piece, genre, and date of submission. 

By accepting an offer of publication by Clockhouse, the author will grant the magazine first serial rights. Upon publication, rights revert back to the author, who retains all other rights to the work. Any subsequent publication will note that the work was first published in Clockhouse

Payment for publication in Clockhouse is one contributor's copy in which the work appears. We may choose to nominate published works for awards or other recognition as appropriate.