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 notify 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    • Stories must be previously unpublished.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.

    Premium Edition subscribers only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid subscription dues already. If you aren't sure or don’t know what the Premium Edition is, continue submitting below.

    $ 2.00

    GUIDELINES

    • You may submit up to three pieces in one submission. Please wait for a response before sending another.
    • 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 work must be in English.
    • Work must be previously unpublished.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.

    Premium Edition subscribers only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid subscription dues already. If you aren't sure or don’t know what the Premium Edition is, continue submitting below.

    GUIDELINES

    • Please submit only one nonfiction at a time and wait for a response before sending another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please notify 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 nonfiction must be in English.
      • Nonfiction 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.

      Premium Edition subscribers only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid subscription dues already. If you aren't sure or don’t know what the Premium Edition is, continue submitting below.

      $ 50.00 - 95.00

      TYPES OF EDITING

      Developmental - $50
      Receive a 1 page (single-spaced) critique focusing on overall storytelling elements such as structure, character development, plot, dialogue, POV, voice, and style.

      Line-by-Line - $95
      A developmental critique plus line edits and notes throughout the manuscript to highlight elements of the writing that are strong or need improvement. Only minimal corrections to grammar and punctuation are made.


      WORD LIMIT

      Word limit is 5000 words for both types of editing. For manuscripts greater than 5000 words, please contact the editor and attach your manuscript to receive a custom quote for both developmental and line-by-line options.

      For book-length works, we recommend Limpede Ink, which offers an extensive array of editorial services.


      WHO'S EDITING?

      Your story will be edited by Executive Editor of Carve, Matthew Limpede. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Carve from 2007-2015, publishing over 100 writers.

      Please fill out your contact information. On the next page, you'll be asked to include a letter and attach a resume and/or CV (this is optional if you're just applying to be a reader).