Submission Guidelines


Submissions are now closed.

Follow us to know when they are open again for the third edition.

What we’re looking for –

Previously unpublished-

FLASH FICTION – 300-1000 words. We don’t like to restrict ourselves to any genres. So anything from high school drama to high fantasies are welcome. Erotica and stories with gratuitous violence will be a hard sell.

POETRY – Up to 3 poems in a single submission. Free verse, haiku, ballad, classical or anything else you can conjure. Bring it on.

ART – Contact us at for art submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but let us know as soon as your work gets selected somewhere else.

How to submit –

Mail 1 piece of flash fiction or up to 3 poems in a single document as an attachment with the subject ‘Submission’. Make sure you include a cover letter with your submission in the email. Also include a 3-4 lines bio along with your submission. You can also include any website or Social Media links.

There are no hard rules for formatting but it should be readable for the editors.

Rights –

As soon as we publish the collection, the rights will revert to the author. If your work is published somewhere else after we request you to mention The Machinery as the first place of publication.

Response Times –

We will try our best to response within a week of submission.

Right now we can’t pay our contributors but we’ll do our best to promote your work on social media.

PS – If we like something but it doesn’t make it to the final edition, we might post it on the website with your bio and respective links.


For any queries you can mail us at


Leave your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s