The Boiler: General Submissions

The Boiler publishes new and emerging writers biannually. Submissions sent will be considered for the Winter and Summer issues. Please allow 6-8 months for consideration.

Submission window: May 15 – July 15.

About the Journal

THE BOILER began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We are an online quarterly that publishes fresh and lively works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established authors. We like work that turns up the heat, whistles, and stands up to pressure.

Since our inception, we have published diverse voices. We are dedicated to normalizing the elevation and amplification of underrepresented voices and are always seeking to do better under pressure. We actively welcome submissions that dismantle the power structures of white supremacy.

Recent authors published include Anthony Cody, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Dorothy Chan, Diannely Antigua, Paul Tran, Jessica Abughattas, Melissa Wiley, Claire Wahmanholm, Michael Torres, Maya Phillips, Eloisa Amezcua, Mai Der Vang, Chelsea Dingman, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Julie Marie Wade, Tatiana Ryckman,  and others.

We nominate writers for Best of the Net, The Pushcart Prize, and other awards. Poems published in THE BOILER have been featured in Bettering American Poetry, Best of the Net, HTML Giant, Coldfront Magazine, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.