Submission guidelines

How to send work

Small Orange is open for submissions year round.  

To be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Small Orange, please:

  • send up to five pages of poetry to editor.smallorangepoetry@gmail.com
  • in a single .doc attachment with the words "POETRY SUBMISSION" as the subject line of the email
  • include a brief (50-60 words) bio pasted into the body of the email

CREATIVE NONFICTION:  Although we are a literary journal dedicated to supporting and publishing poetry, we will occasionally consider personal narrative and lyric essays, too, if the timing is right.  To submit your creative nonfiction for consideration in an upcoming issue of Small Orange, please:

  • send one essay at a time per submission
  • maximum three double-spaced pages (roughly 850 words) to editor.smallorangepoetry@gmail.com
  • in a .doc attachment with the words "CN SUBMISSION" as the subject line of the email
  • include a brief (50-60 words) bio pasted into the body of the email 

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but just let us know as soon as possible if the work has been picked up elsewhere.  We do not accept previously published material.  We try our best to respond in less than three months, but feel free to send us an inquiry if you do not here back from us in that time frame. 

We look forward to reading your work!