Clockhouse accepts works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. (Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit to Clockhouse, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)
Submit to Clockhouse
All submissions must:
- Be original, unpublished work written by the author
- Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre as well as the applicable guidelines below:
- Fiction: Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit (Up to 5,000 words)
- Poetry: All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry (Up to 250 lines)
- Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: All memoir and creative nonfiction in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays (Up to 5,000 words)
- Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (Up to 15 pages)
- Include a short bio of approximately 100 words or less
- Include a brief artist statement: a few sentences about your work as an artist (i.e., not a “pitch” for this submission, but rather a statement about what you’re interested in writing about now, what drives your writing, or how your writing is reflecting or influencing the world at large, etc.)
- Be submitted only through our online submission manager (see link at bottom of page). No email submissions will be accepted
Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.
Submission period for the Summer 2016 issue opens on August 15, 2015 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2015.
Responses to submissions
Please expect to wait up to four months for a reply. After that time, if you have not yet received a reply, please check on the status of your submission by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the title of your piece, the genre, and the original date of submission.