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trampset: General Submissions

Thank you for your interest in trampset. We are looking for short fiction (short stories, flash fiction, and excerpts from longer works), nonfiction (personal essays, flash cnf, and engaging cultural criticism), and poetry. 

We also welcome translation submissions if the translator has obtained appropriate permission from the author. We are open to all styles of work though shorter pieces tend to get more love. We welcome diverse voices, including writers working outside academia. We welcome simultaneous submissions but not multiple submissions at once.

Submissions should be uploaded in a single Word document at our Submittable page here:

We have a permanent free submission category we expect most writers to use. We also have a “Tip Jar” option for each genre and a “Quick Response” option for writers wanting to hear back sooner. What we make from tips and the expedited response option goes to our writers and editors.

Regular response times vary, but we try to respond within 1–3 months, if not sooner. We publish accepted pieces on a rolling basis and inform the writer when their piece will run. If your work is accepted for publication, you retain all rights. We just ask you give us the right to publish it first on our website (we consider previously published material from time to time) and the right to keep it in our archives. Also, please credit trampset if the work is republished elsewhere. We ask that contributors wait six months after publication before submitting again.

We pay $25 per accepted piece (must have PayPal). Each year we nominate select pieces for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Anthology as well as for other contests like Best Small Fictions. Nominees will be notified and listed on our site.

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About the Journal

A literary journal, trampset publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on a rolling basis. We welcome diverse voices, including writers working outside academia.