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Barrelhouse: Issue 24 General Submissions

Issue 24 (print) – fiction, nonfiction, and poetry: we’re open for submission in all genres for our next print issue. Learn more at our Submittable page.

Before you proceed, a note about open and closed categories. If you don’t see the category that fits your work, we’re not open for that thing. We keep submission periods pretty short because we’re hoping that helps make our response times shorter, as well. The best way to track submission periods is probably to follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook or check back later. 

About the Organization

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organization. We are not affiliated with a university or writing program.

Barrelhouse is produced by writers for readers who are looking for quality writing with an edge and a sense of humor.

Barrelhouse bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture.
Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture.
Barrelhouse is a web site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, book reviews, and other literary things.

Barrelhouse is a small press that puts out roughly two books a year. 

Barrelhouse editors (Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram) produce Book Fight, a weekly podcast about books and writing. 
Stories originally published in Barrelhouse have been featured in the Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Million Writer’s Award.
Barrelhouse supports the indie lit community through major events like the Conversations and Connections Conference and the writer’s retreat Writer Camp.
Barrelhouse offers 8-week online workshops where writers get the straight dope on their work.
Barrelhouse has been recognized by the mainstream media, including but not limited to such outlets as the Washington Post,, The Urbanite,, and Washington City Paper.
Barrelhouse wants to be your weird Internet friend. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest jibber jabber from Barrelhouse, our contributors, and the indie lit scene.