We are now open for submissions!
Thank you for your continued support.
All submissions will be considered for both Beecher’s print and Beecher’s online editions. We do not accept previously published work (this includes anywhere on the web). Simultaneous submissions are perfectly acceptable, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. You may submit twice per reading period per genre unless otherwise solicited by editors, but please wait until you hear back from us before submitting again. If you have been published in our print or online journal, please wait at least one year from the time of publication to submit again. Please see specific genre requirements below before submitting. The reading period for Beecher’s is September 1 through February 14, 2014.
For general submissions, please include your contact information on the first page of your manuscript in the upper left-hand corner (Name, Address, Email, and Phone). Also please include the word count in the upper right-hand corner.
We offer payment in the form of one copy of Beecher’s 3.
Please submit only online via Submittable.
Submission Guidelines from the Editors:
We hope to receive poetry that creates and subsequently satisfies new appetites in us. Indicating a preference might imply that we aren’t open to the new–the unexpected. The first time someone described sushi to us, it sounded insane. We love sushi now. We can’t get enough of it. The same with prose poems. Send us something we’ve never tried before, but are bound to adore. We accept 3-5 poems per submission, or 10 pages total.
We enjoy all types of fiction, but especially those pieces that pull us into the story and make us pay attention. As writers and readers, we appreciate the sharply defined detail, a particularly vivid character, a clever voice, or the artful use of language–but we’re most interested in stories that use these techniques in service to the narrative, not as a substitute for the story itself. We do accept flash-fiction, but just like any other piece, it should tell a story. We publish stories of 4,000 words or less.
We appreciate what is eclectic. We want to read essay, lyric essay, literary nonfiction, and memoir. More than anything, we look for nonfiction work that expresses its insights in strong and vivid language.
Nonfiction defines itself by what it is not. We also look for nonfiction which experiments with the boundaries of the genre.
Due to space limitations, we prefer work that is under 4,000 words.