Check out issue #1 here! Just click the PDF icon
Print issues may be ordered at www.ThePicklingPoet.com
*Update!* Issue #2 has officially launched! Check it out here!
***Brine is currently closed for submissions. Submissions will reopen for our Summer issue in May of 2019. In the meantime, you can check out our general guidelines below.***
Simultaneous submissions are welcomed as long as you tell us ASAP if they have been selected elsewhere.
As of issue #3, we are no longer accepting previously published works.
Although we cannot offer payment at this time, it is free to submit and each domestic contributor will receive a free copy of the print journal.
You may send us up to 3 poems per reading period. No limits on length or style.
Please send all poems in a single WORD or PDF file to
Fiction and Non-Fiction:
Send one (1) prose submission per reading period. Please limit each submission to a maximum of 10 pages.
Please send your prose piece in a WORD or PDF file to
You may submit both poetry and prose during the same reading period, but please adhere to the guidelines for each.
*Include with your submission a short (100-word) bio and links to any websites/social media you'd like to get out there.*
Ready to submit? Submissions open for our second issue on August 1st. Email your work to
CALL FOR ART AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHY!
(to reopen in May 2019)
For each issue of our journal we run a mini-contest for our cover art/image. Send up to 3 images (preferably as a jpg) along with a short (100 word) contributor bio to Our taste in art and photography is as eclectic as our taste in writing, so there are no hard and fast guidelines for content, though you may want to look at previous issues (and cover art) to get a feel for our aesthetic. The winner will receive $50 and a free contributor copy of the journal.
As with our writing submissions, the contest opens on August 1st.