Poetry, Fiction and Theatre Submissions

Sign up to the Bare Fiction Monthly newsletter to be kept up to date with submission opportunities for poetry, flash fiction, short story and plays. (We’ll also send you a link to download a FREE digital edition of one of the first four issues of Bare Fiction Magazine.)

Issue 12 (Autumn/Winter 2018)

Submissions are now closed for our 12th issue and will re-open soon for Issue 13.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL your submissions. Submissions are only accepted via our Submittable account.

Please note we do not accept unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction or plays outside of our standard submission windows. We also do not accept unsolicited submission of collections of poetry, short stories or other material.

Competition Entries – 2018 Entries Are Now CLOSED

Competition entries are handled differently than our general magazine submissions. Please see the Competitions page for current writing competition opportunities for the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry, Flash Fiction & Short Story. This is run each year and has a deadline of October 31st.

General Magazine Submission Guidelines

We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need prose, poetry and play texts that instantly grab the readers’ minds and take them on extraordinary literary journeys. If your work is competently written but doesn’t have the kind of depth that makes the readers work just that little bit harder, then it’s probably not for us. We want you to make peoples eyes open wider and their minds race with excitement as they feast on your words.

Please note that Bare Fiction no longer accepts simultaneous submissions.

We also do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online. Only original unpublished work submitted by the author will be considered. Therefore no submissions by publishers, presses or agents please.

Ensure that your name DOES NOT appear on the uploaded documents. We operate a blind submission policy so that we can truly appraise your work on merit alone. Uploaded file/s are electronically tagged so that we know who they’re from.

If you have not heard from us within 90 days, please feel free to get in touch to enquire as to the status of your submission.

Submission Categories

Submit to the correct category. (If nothing is showing below then submissions are currently closed, please sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new submission windows.)


There are currently no open categories.


We receive a lot of submissions and are therefore unable to give personal feedback. We would ask that you please refrain from re-submitting for the same issue if your initial work is not accepted for publication at that time, unless specifically requested to do so by the editor.

Terms & Conditions of Publication

All rights revert to the authors upon publication. We ask that your work does not appear in another publication (print or online) for a period of 3 months from the date of publication in Bare Fiction Magazine. We also ask that Bare Fiction Magazine is acknowledged with any subsequent publication of your work by another website or press.

Though authors retain all rights to their work, we may wish to publish your work on our website before or after print publication, and so require Non-Exclusive Digital Rights.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer payment for the inclusion of your work in the magazine. A print copy will of course be sent to you upon publication.