We are looking for submissions of book reviews, interviews, literary and cultural criticism, profiles, writing advice, lists, recommended reading roundups, and short personal essays on craft or life as a writer. View previous posts here.
If you wish to submit short fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction to Carve, please do not submit to this category. Read our guidelines and submit here.
We accept fully written pieces or pitches.
No hard word count requirement, but most should fall in the 300 min.-5,000 max range.
Include a proposed title.
Include a short bio/byline that you would like to appear alongside the piece. Links to websites and social media pages are fine.
Include any other information you feel is relevant, such as what interests you about your topic or why you're uniquely qualified to write about it.
Expect a response to your submission within 1-2 weeks. Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but posts must be in English.
Posts must be previously unpublished.
Posts may be shared on social media. If you'd like to be tagged, please let us know of your platform and handle.
You are welcome to submit visuals to accompany your work, assuming you have the rights to them.