Buffalo Almanack: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | August 21, 2014

When the editors of Buffalo Almanack witnessed the soul of online literary culture exorcised in the building of a sterile resume machine, they decided to create a refuge for great fiction, visual art, and literary criticism. Founded in 2013 in Denver, Colorado, this young journal has already made a “No-Fold Guarantee.” They promise to keep operating, except in the event of disaster, when they’ve pledged to publicly archive everything they’ve published. Though they don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic, they tend to favor the kind of writing that makes an entrance and later is described as “remarkable.” To get a sense of what they like, be sure to read past issues online.

Buffalo Almanack is published online four times a year, on the 15th of March, June, September, and December. Each issue features about five short stories and an additional five pieces of literary criticism. They accept submissions year-round. Submitting writers can expect a response within two weeks.

Fiction writers may submit one short story, 1,000 to 7,500 words, or one piece of flash fiction, 250 to 1,000 words. All fiction submissions are eligible for the Inkslinger Award of $50 for the best short story in each issue. Buffalo Almanack also accepts proposals for book reviews. Writers may submit one sample of literary criticism or other work of expository writing, along with a title they’d like to review, published within the past year. Buffalo Almanack may also suggest a title for a submitting writer to review. Writers in all genres should send only one submission at a time, and should not include their name anywhere in their work. Buffalo Almanack doesn’t publish poetry.

Writers may submit work online, but not via post or email. Buffalo Almanack accepts simultaneous submissions, but asks that writers notify them immediately if their work is accepted elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work; however, they accept English translations of work previously published in other languages.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Buffalo Almanack, please visit their website at http://www.buffaloalmanack.com/submit/.