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Cricket Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions Editor, CRICKET
Carus Publishing
70 East Lake Street
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601


Editor: Marianne Carus, editor-in-chief

Submitting Your Work to Cricket

Before submitting to Cricket

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Cricket by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Cricket or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Cricket guidelines:


  • Cricket will consider any manuscripts or art samples sent on speculation and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions without a SASE will be discarded.
  • For art, send tear sheets or photoprints/photocopies. PLEASE DO NOT send original artwork. Be sure that each sample is marked with your name, address, and phone number.
  • Submissions from outside the U.S. should include an International Postal Reply Coupon.
  • Response time: Please allow 6 months for manuscripts and 3 months for art samples.


Market Type:Magazine

Contact: Marianne Carus, editor-in-chief

Accepts: Adventure, Ethnic, Fantasy, Historical, Humor, Mystery, Novel Excerpts, Science Fiction, Suspense, Western