Submissions are now closed. Thank you for the amazing response.
What we’re looking for –
Theme – Fauna.
There have been traces of Fauna throughout the world of literature. From Aesop’s fables to Animal Farm, writers have used animals to convey messages that human characters just can’t.
You’re free to use any animal, bird, aquatic creature in your poem or fiction. Even fictional Fauna (we love dragons).
We hope you have fun conjuring up tales and poetry of Fauna!
You can send general submissions beside the theme but preference will be given to the themed submissions.
FLASH FICTION – 300-1000 words. We don’t like to restrict ourselves to any genres. So anything from high school drama to high fantasies is welcome.
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 email@example.com 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 or in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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