Pleiades submission guidelines and market information




Pleiades Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Pleiades accepts submissions through its online submissions manager. Refer to the guidelines for details.

Editor: Various; see submission guidelines.

Submitting Your Work to Pleiades

Before submitting to Pleiades

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

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From the Pleiades guidelines:

Unsolicited poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions should be submitted via our online submissions manager. Our reading periods for unsolicited submissions are June 1-July and December 1-January 1.

• Poetry Submissions: Please send 3-5 poems. We are particularly interested in work that embraces risk and is lyrically inventive. We value work that gives voice to a range of lived experiences and employs a mastery of expression. Work of any length will be considered, and we look forward to reading your most polished poems. 

• Fiction Submissions: Pleiades is looking for exceptional fiction, with a focus on well-developed characters, memorable language, provocatively-wrought subject matter, and immersive settings.

• Creative Nonfiction Submissions: While we enjoy essays and nonfiction in all forms, here at Pleiades we are particularly interested in creative nonfiction that gazes out at the world rather than into the self. This is to say nothing against memoir, only that our publishing aesthetic leans towards the exterior in order to balance what see as a focus on memoir and interiority in most literary journals. Essays that perform a weave of the personal with an outward gaze are very welcome. We do not only consider externally-focused creative nonfiction, but this is our taste preference. Limit creative nonfiction submissions to 6,000 words.

Submission Guidelines Details for Pleiades

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: See submission guidelines for contact information.

Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse

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Updated November 9, 2020