submissions + contact

editor Gabby answered a few questions on what makes a good written submission at Six Questions For… with Jim Harrington! check it out here.

more information such as deadlines and prompts can always be found on our Instagram account, @orangepeelmag.

submission requirements:

-We are seeking unpublished prose, poetry, recipes, comics, and visual art!

-Written work can be fiction or creative nonfiction.

-Visual art of many forms will be considered. Due to the nature of our publication, we cannot accommodate video.

-We will consider work in various languages. In the case of poetry and prose, we ask that an English translation is provided if the full original piece is not in English. Comics, visual artwork, and titles in different languages do not need translations to English.

-For written work, 2500 words or less please!

-We have a limit of four submissions per type per person. These rules allow one person to submit a maximum of four artworks, four poems, and four prose works to one issue. If more than four works per type are submitted, none will be considered.

-Please submit as Word docs or Google Docs for written work, .jpeg or .png for artwork. We do not consider .pdfs.

-We only accept through our form – no email submissions or submissions through our “questions and comments” box! These will be ignored.

-We ask that you submit each work separately to ensure that we have a title for each. Because of this, our form is built to only accept one item at a time.

-By submitting your work, you allow our staff to make grammar and spelling edits where needed. If your work is accepted and any more substantial edits are required, we will ask you before making them!

-We do not grant exceptions to these requirements, including our refusal of work that has been published in the past. Please do not request exceptions, as they are disrespectful to our publication’s principles and to our other contributors.

submissions are closed!

i submitted my work. what now?

-Up-to-date submission deadlines can be found on our Instagram page.

-We usually reach out to those who have submitted work within the week following the final submission deadline via the email provided in our submission form. A post will be made on our Instagram page once all emails have been sent.

-Everyone who submitted work will receive one of three types of emails: acceptance, rejection, or a notification of nonconsideration due to a violation of our submission requirements.

Those whose submitted works were cut in the final round of decisions will receive a separate rejection email and are especially encouraged to submit to our publication again in the future.

-Haven’t received your email? Just reach out to us using the below form and add the correct email address. We’ll get back to you!

questions and comments

(keep in mind that this is not our submissions form!)

**please do not submit unsolicited author/artist bios via this form. we do not consider these alongside work and they will be ignored.**