Please be sure to read each category's specific guidelines carefully. For any submissions related questions, please email us at info@carvezine.com.

GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one short story at a time and wait for a response before sending another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your story, log into your Submittable account for updates.
  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but stories must be in English.
  • No genre fiction (thriller, horror, romance, etc.); literary fiction only. Novel excerpts only if it stands alone as a story.
  • Stories must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
  • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and story title in header.


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GUIDELINES

  • You may submit up to three poems in one submission. Please wait for a response before submitting again.
  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, log into your Submittable account for updates. Please note that we are reading entries for the Prose & Poetry Contest until early January, which may cause delayed response times on regular submissions.
  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but work must be in English.
  • Poems must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 2,000.

Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one nonfiction essay at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if essay is accepted elsewhere.
    • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time. If you’d like to check on the status of your essay, log into your Submittable account for updates.
    • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but nonfiction must be in English.
    • Essay must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
    • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
    • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and title in header.

    Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

    Get feedback on your prose or poetry to better understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve.


    Print/Digital Subscribers: Use this link and we'll waive the $5 base fee. Please note this is only for those who have a current print or digital subscription to Carve; we will verify your subscription within our subscriber database.


    Limpede Ink editorial services: If you desire more in-depth services, or your work is longer than the genre's word or page limit, we recommend Limpede Ink editorial services, a division of Carve Magazine.


    PROSE CRITIQUES

    • $5 base + 1.5¢/word with a $30 minimum.
    • 10,000 word limit.
    • You may group up to three flash fiction pieces if each is under 1000 words; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


    POETRY CRITIQUES

    • $5 base + $30 first page, $15 each add'l page.
    • 10 page limit.
    • You may group up to five poems together but each poem must begin on a new page; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Submit your work and $5 base fee via this form. 
    2. Receive an emailed invoice via PayPal (see above for rates based on genre), along with your assigned team member's name.
    3. Pay invoice within 48 hours*.
    4. Receive your critique within 10 days of payment.

    *IMPORTANT: If payment is not received within 48 hours, your invoice and critique will be canceled. You will not receive a refund on the base fee. If you need more than 48 hours, contact us.

    A PayPal account is not required to pay invoice.

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