The Boiler Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Boiler publishes new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis.

We retain first publication rights. After publication, rights revert back to you. We only ask that you credit us with the first publication, thereafter.

If your piece is accepted elsewhere, let us know immediately. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please be sure to promptly withdraw your piece if it’s accepted elsewhere.

Check submission periods on our website.  Send us your best stuff. Show us how it does under pressure.

We ask that you place all work in one document. Your cover letter with brief bio should be placed in the Cover Letter section of the Submittable form.

We encourage you to read an issue of journal before submitting!

Poetry guidelines: 3-5 poems.

Fiction guidelines: short stories or excerpts of up to 3,500 words.

Creative Non-Fiction guidelines: pieces up to 3,500 words. 

Artwork guidelines: 3 - 5 pieces of work. (Currently closed due to backlog.)

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we receive and our small staff, we may close general submissions and be open only to Tip Jar submissions. Check back to see when we open for general submissions, once we've caught up.