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Pithead Chapel

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

Poetry

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We’re looking for engaging art, fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry. Most of all, we want your work to make us feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your work to leave a brilliant bruise.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    10 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.68%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

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  • 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

personal, memoir, lyric, flash (short-shorts), and experimental essays

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Accepting only prose poems.

Art

Paintings and photography–both realistic and abstract. Browse our archives to get a sense of what we like.

Photography

See "Art".

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Name, email address, and phone number appears on the first page of the story or prose poem. Work is double spaced and has a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman). Document is saved as a rtf, .doc, or .docx file (we will not accept any other file types). Work has page numbers (this doesn’t apply to prose poem submissions).

  • Author's rights

    If your work is accepted by Pithead Chapel, you’re granting us First Serial Rights, along with nonexclusive Electronic Archival Rights, to showcase your work indefinitely on our site. At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you republish the work elsewhere, all we ask is that you please credit us as the first publisher.

  • Additional info

    Only send one submission at a time.

Tracker statistics

223

Total submissions tracked

10 days

Average response time

3.68%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

48 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 81 days, 83 days, 103 days, 160 days, 289 days, 430 days, 877 days, 1318 days, 1482 days, 1660 days, 1666 days, 1757 days, 1918 days

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Submission calls

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About

Pithead Chapel is an independent and volunteer-run literary journal and small press founded in 2012 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We publish art, fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry online every month by emerging and established artists.

Founded

2012

Country

US

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    Editor Kim Magowan avatar

    Kim Magowan

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Brittany Terwilliger avatar

    Brittany Terwilliger

    Managing Editor

    Editor Katherine Gehan avatar

    Katherine Gehan

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Simeon Berry avatar

    Simeon Berry

    Prose Poetry Editor