Submissions are open year round. We will publish a poem every week and a flash fiction every two weeks starting September 23.
We will also publish the works in an annual anthology.

Write Away!

Theme – Open.   

From teenage dramas to hard science fiction, we can’t wait to read what you come up with!

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Previously unpublished-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 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 or through our Instagram 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 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 poem or fiction, 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 respond as soon as possible. It might take us some time due to the volume of submissions.

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



For any queries, you can mail us at

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42 thoughts on “SUBMISSIONS

      1. Thanks. And what about something that is published on a small scale, such as in a college magazine?


  1. Also, I have a far as our rights go. It seems like your second sentence under your rights was not complete. And how would it be that someone else publishes our things. Do you sell them somewhere to third parties? I don’t understand who we are requesting to use your magazine first. Who are we submitting it to….you or someone else and what then happens to our rights if someone else publishes it? Just curious.


  2. Thank you so much for visiting ‘WendysWrittenWords’ and more importantly for giving my poem the thumbs up. Being the eternal optimist, I take that as a sign that any future work I submit might be considered worthy of publication in your magazine. On the strength of that, I’ll certainly subscribe to TMM. Let’s drink a virtual toast to that! 🙂


  3. Hello, I tried to send this to your above email link, but it came back to me. I am curious if you have an approximate date of when new submissions will be accepted? Also, is there a particular subject you are looking for in the poetry-realm?
    Thank you 🙂


  4. Hi! Thanks alot for visiting my blog and reading my posts. Would love to submit my work for a chance to get published. Look forward to the announcement of your next deadline 🙂


  5. This is great news. I will submit few flash fictions/short stories which are already published on personal story blog. I hope that is fine. Also how about some serialized stories ?


  6. Thanks for reading my various poetry and short stories. Will be submitting within a couple days, and have told a couple buddies about your magazine! Here’s hoping I get in the next edition!



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