Submissions Guidelines:

  • Short stories: max. 5000 words.
  • Poetry: max. 42 lines.
  • Send no more than three pieces per person.
  • Attach pieces to an email to with ‘Submission – [Short Story or Poetry]’ in the subject line.
  • Each piece of writing is accompanied by a piece of artwork—if you would like to submit a photograph or illustration, please attach it to your email. We may or may not use it.
  • Include a cover letter and a brief third-person biography.
  • NOTE: Submissions not adhering to guidelines will not be read.

Writing Guidelines:

  • All versions/variants of Englishes are accepted, but please clarify which English you are using in your submission (e.g. American/British English, etc.).
  • Provide translations for passages not written in English.
  • Provide word/line count.

Artwork Guidelines:

  • We are looking for artwork (e.g. photos, illustrations) to accompany each written piece. Send us either a link to your portfolio or a few pieces related to the issue’s theme.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Reprints are accepted, as long as you retain full publishing rights to your work.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • On acceptance, Transect will have non-exclusive online/electronic, serial, archival and anthology rights.
  • If a piece first appears in Transect and is subsequently published elsewhere, please acknowledge (e.g. ‘First published in Transect Magazine.‘).