Submission Charges

To help support us with website hosting and maintenance costs we have introduced a tip jar. If you're unable to pay, that's OK - your submission(s) will not be compromised in any way.  Suggested tip amounts can be found on the tip jar at the bottom of  the page. Thank you.

Feedback & Edits

When emailing us your work for feedback/edit please advise if you wish your piece to be submitted for consideration in our next issue. 


Senior Editor’s feedback -  £5.00 per short story, flash fiction or poem. This will consist of an overview of the piece, what worked for us and what didn’t. Thoughts on how the piece could be edited to bring it closer to The Phare’s editorial aesthetic. 


Senior Editor’s line edits - £20 per short story or flash fiction. (Sorry, we don’t currently offer a line edit service for poetry). This will consist of a line by line edit using MS Word ‘review’ in a reviewing pane. We will comment on all aspects of your piece including some (but probably not all!) copy editing. In addition to sentence level suggested edits we will feedback on POV, tense, characterisation, plot and theme. The price does not include an email ‘debate’ with the editor once the edit has been returned to you. Please allow 2 weeks for our response. 

How does it work?

To pay via PayPal, simply click on the relevant item from the drop down menu on the tip jar. Once you receive your confirmation email from PayPal, copy and paste the reference number(s) at the top of your submission email. If you don't use PayPal, you can log in as a guest.

Submission Guidelines


  • Before submitting, please read an issue of The Phare so you're aware of the type of work we publish.

  • Be kind to us. A sensible font, 12 point. Double-spaced for fiction, single-spaced for poetry. 

  • Fiction format: please do not indent new paras or dialogue - just add appropriate line breaks. 


  • In the subject box, please say whether it's  a short story, flash or poetry and the title of the piece e.g. ‘Short Story – My Phare Lady’


  • In the body of the email please include a third person author’s bio of no more than 75 words with any social media or personal website links


  • Short Stories – max 3000 words. Flash Fiction – max 1000 words. Poetry – max 40 lines​


  • Please send no more than one short story, two flash fictions or four poems.


  • On each piece please type your name, email address and word count (line count if it’s a poem)


  • Please  send your piece as a word document attachment. 


  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere.


  • Unpublished pieces only please.


  • We may suggest a few minor edits before publication.


  • Our aim is to respond to all submissions within a month – we’ll try and be quicker whenever possible


  • There are a few things that will turn the The Phare's lights out; overtly transgressive, gratuitous violence and/or sex, religious intolerance, anything homophobic or racist. And sorry, we’re not the right place for YA or children’s literature.


  • By submitting your written work to The Phare Literary Magazine you are granting us non-exclusive rights to publish in our online journal at and in any The Phare print journal or anthology. We will also be granted non-exclusive archival rights to display the written work for as long as The Phare exists. Copyright remains with the author.



We are always open for PHOTOGRAPHY submissions.  To submit please email your images to  If your file is too large to email, please send via WeTransfer to the same email address. You can send files up to 2GB via this method.  Landscape or portrait is fine. A minimum of three and maximum of ten pieces at a time please. We will consider exceptions if specific collections house more than twenty photos. Please include a short bio and links to personal website/social media. If you are submitting a collection please include a few words of description - max 50 words.


We are more likely to publish photos that fit our design aesthetic that centre around everyday life: architecture, nature, locales, landscapes, people, urban decay, etc.  Please note that we may select accepted photos to accompany a piece of writing and/or to use as headers on our website and promotional materials (we will always provide proper attribution).


By submitting your photography to The Phare Literary Magazine you are granting us non-exclusive rights to publish in our online journal at and in any The Phare print journal or anthology. We will also be granted non-exclusive archival rights to display the photography for as long as Phare exists. Copyright remains with the photographer.

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