Submissions are now open for the Spring 2021 issue from September 10th to November 10th, 2020. Submit your best work! Please check our submission guidelines below.

We will be accepting in the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art/photography/graphic fiction/graphic nonfiction/comics, screenwriting/drama, and hybrid work. For our Spring 2021 issue, we will also be accepting submissions for a themed section.

Submission Guidelines:

Fiction

Submit 1 short story or 1-3 flash fictions. Please submit all the pieces in one document of no more than 5,000 words. Please do not include identifying information on the submission.

Creative Nonfiction

Submit one essay or 1-3 flash essays. Please submit all the pieces in one document of no more than 5,000 words. Please do not include identifying information on the submission.

Poetry

Submit up to 5 poems. Please submit all the poems in one document. Please do not include identifying information on the submission.

Art/Photography/Graphic Fiction/Graphic Nonfiction/Comics

Submit up to 5 images or 1 graphic fiction/nonfiction/comic.

Screenwriting/Drama

Submit one short screenplay or one-act play of no more than 10 pages. Please do not include identifying information on the submission.

Hybrid Work

Submit work here that does not easily fit into one of our other categories. Work should be limited to 5,000 words. Please do no include any identifying information on your submission.

Themed Section

We have decided this year to dedicate a section of our journal to pieces written for and by the downtrodden. We know and understand that it is our responsibility as a part of the artistic community to acknowledge those who don’t feel heard or who have been affected by the present social and literary climate. In this time of change, we choose this themed section to encompass the entire sphere of what breaks us down and builds us up, and ask writers and artists to capture those moments for us to look back on in The Broken Plate 2021

As a part of this contest, we will be reserving 5-10 pages in our journal for the works that we feel best encompass this theme. To enter please submit to the Broken Plate, following the guidelines found on our submission page, and SPECIFY IN YOUR COVER LETTER the genre you are submitting for consideration.

For our themed section, we are accepting Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Art.

 

 

Ready to submit? Click the link below to visit our Submittable page!

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