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Clockwise Cat

Literary Magazine








I am a literary magazine, publishing Zen-Surrealist poetry, art, and rants.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 2-3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Nonfiction (Political rants and polemics)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Max lines: 50

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 2

Review (Book, music, and movie reviews)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 1


Max pieces: 4

Photography (photography/photographic essays)

Max pieces: 4

Humor (political satire)

Max words: 1

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 1

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a brief THIRD-PERSON biography of yourself as well. The bio can include previous publication information, links to your website, and any other interesting tidbits you’d like us to know. A cover letter is always nice. It doesn’t have to be long (in fact we prefer it not to be – just cuz I ramble into infinity does not mean you have the license to emulate me), but I find it ODD and RUDE when people submit writing without at least introducing themselves. I mean, would you walk into the office of someone you don’t know and just start blabbing, or would you perhaps introduce yourself first? Exactly. (Or, hey – maybe you wouldn’t introduce yourself, in which case, what the fuck is your problem?) )

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    Upon publication in Clockwise Cat, all rights revert to the author. However, Clockwise Cat reserves the right to archive the submitted material online. Clockwise Cat also reserves the right to publish your submitted material in any anthology versions of the magazine, should they ever materialize, which is highly unlikely at this point, but nonetheless a possibility, cuz we love to dream.

  • Additional info

    NO (as in NO NO NO!) simultaneous submissions of poetry. Simultaneous submissions of reviews, polemics and satire are fine; just let us know of the fact. Multiple submissions (submissions in different genres) ARE acceptable, and in fact, FUN!

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Clockwise Cat is a Zen-Surrealist literary webzine appearing seasonally that features verse, visual art, reviews, and invective (polemics and satire).





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    Alison Ross