We're open for submissions 
Theme: COAST

Submission Charges

Due to the increasing costs of maintaining the website, we have reluctantly made the decision to charge for submissions. We have kept costs down as much as possible, so to submit your work costs less than buying a cup of coffee! 

We have ten free entries on a first come, first served basis for students, low income and unemployed writers. Please email us to receive your free entry. 

Submission with feedback

If you would like to submit and receive general feedback on your work from the editors, please check out the information below. For feedback/edits outside of our submission window, please see here. 

The Phare Schedule

 

May 21

Submission window 1st March - 25th April 21 at 7pm (UK time)

Theme: open

 

Aug 21

Submission window 1st June - 25th July 21 at 7pm (UK time)

Theme: COAST

Nov 21

Submission window 1st Sept - 25th October 21 at 7pm (UK time)

Theme: open

 

Submission Guidelines - theme is COAST

Short Fiction (including Flash)/Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction

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

  • For our Autumn issue we are inviting submissions on the theme of COAST.

  • Use a sensible font, 12 point. Double-spaced for fiction and creative non-fiction, single-spaced for poetry. 

  • Short fiction/flash/creative non-fiction format: please do not indent new paras or dialogue - just add appropriate line breaks. 

 

  • In the subject box, please say whether it's  short fiction, flash, creative non-fiction or poetry and the title of the piece e.g. ‘Short Fiction – 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

  • Please send no more than one piece of short fiction (up to 2000 words), one piece of creative non-fiction (up to 2000 words) one piece of flash (up to 500 words) or up to four poems (max 40 lines). Your work will not be considered if it exceeds the word or line count and we'll be unable to refund submission fees. Please check before sending!

 

  • 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. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN PDF FORMAT.

 

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your story has been accepted elsewhere. If you withdraw a piece before our closing date, we will happily refund your submission fees.

 

  • Unpublished pieces only please.

 

  • We may suggest a few minor edits before publication.

  • 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 www.thephare.com 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.

 

  • If you are unsuccessful, we'd love you to submit again but please wait until the next submission window. 

 

 

ENTRY FEES 

Short Fiction up to 2000 words (includes Flash Fiction up to 500 words)
Creative Non Fiction 
up to 2000 words
1 Poem
Up to 4 Poems

£3.00

£3.00

£2.00

£3.00

To pay via PayPal, simply click on the relevant item from the drop down menu. Once you receive your confirmation email from PayPal, please forward it, together with your submission email  to pharesubmissions@gmail.com. If you don't use PayPal, you can log in as a guest.

 

Submission with Editor’s General Feedback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Fiction up to 2000 words (includes Flash Fiction)
Creative Non Fiction 
up to 2000 words
1 Poem
Up to 4 Poems

£10.00

£10.00

£5.00

£10.00

This will consist of submission into our current reading period (no need to pay entry fee) and overview comments from one of The Phare’s senior editors. We will be honest and supportive – offering our considered and experienced opinion on where things worked, and where you might consider revision. We will send our overview comments in an email within 21 days of receipt of your work, together with a note saying whether your piece has or hasn’t been accepted for publication in our next issue. Please note The Phare is currently accepting only around 5% of submissions.