Cactus Heart: Open To Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | August 29, 2013

Cactus Heart is a quarterly e-magazine that publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. They are a relatively new magazine for emerging writers, but they have already received a number of positive reviews and are quickly becoming more established.

Quarterly issues of Cactus Heart are available as a full-color PDF. They also produce two additional print versions each year, separate from the e-issues.

Cactus Heart is interested in publishing strange, dark, and hard writing that has an emotional core. They want work that challenges but also connects with their readers.

When you submit your work to Cactus Heart they consider it for both the e-magazine and the print publication. If your work is accepted for the print publication you will be sent a contributors copy. They do not publish reprints but are open to simultaneous submissions.

They accept fiction and creative non-fiction up to 5,000 words and will consider three poems at a time, but no more than that. All documents you submit them should contain your name, and all prose pieces should also include a word count.

Cactus Heart uses theĀ  popular online submission manager Submittable, which is easy to use. The editors accept less then 10% of the work submitted to them. It takes the editors around two months to respond to submissions.

Submitting to an emerging journal like Cactus Heart is often the best thing to do. Their editors are driven to find the best new work, and they support their writers in a way that editors of more established journals are often too busy to do.

Visit their website and get a better idea of what they publish here: www.cactusheartpress.com/