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Barrelhouse

Literary Magazine

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Barrelhouse bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. It's an annual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays. Barrelhouse Books publishes 2 books (1 poetry, 1 NF) per year.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    98 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    1% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    3.7%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$50

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    two contributor copies to each contributor to our print and online issues

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 50

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 50

all Barrelhouse NF must be pop-culture centered in some way. The pop culture is the entry point, not the *only* point. i.e., no hot takes on the most recent episode of The Bachelor, please.

Nonfiction - 800 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 800

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50

Submit up to 3 at a time; all Barrelhouse NF must be pop-culture centered in some way. The pop culture is the entry point, not the *only* point. i.e., no hot takes on the most recent episode of The Bachelor, please.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50

Review

Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

Art

Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

Photography

Payment: $ 50

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Available both in print and online Pays! $50 for print issues + 2 copies Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype

Tracker statistics

144

Total submissions tracked

98 days

Average response time

3.7%

Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

333 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 624 days, 640 days, 664 days, 1039 days, 1238 days, 1337 days, 1473 days

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About

Founded

2004

Country

US

www.barrelhousemag.com

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    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Tara Campbell avatar

    Tara Campbell

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Chris Gonzalez avatar

    Chris Gonzalez

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Joe Killiany avatar

    Joe Killiany

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Matt Perez avatar

    Matt Perez

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Tom McAllister avatar

    Tom McAllister

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Christina Beasley avatar

    Christina Beasley

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Dan Brady avatar

    Dan Brady

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Mike Ingram avatar

    Mike Ingram

    Books Editor

    Editor Lilly Dancyger avatar

    Lilly Dancyger

    Books Editor

    Editor Katharine Coldiron avatar

    Katharine Coldiron

    Reviews Editor

    Editor Dave Housley avatar

    Dave Housley

    Managing Editor