Riggwelter: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | October 26, 2017

A brand new online literary journal produced by a gender-fluid poet and playwright in Manchester, England, Riggwelter publishes poetry, fiction, visual art, and experimental media. They are looking for work that makes them fall in love, work with that ineffable something that makes them stop, and then start again in an entirely new direction. Their first issue is available online, and the forward provides some thoughts by the editor about the process of selecting work for Riggwelter. Authors interested in submitting can read the piece to get an idea of what they are looking for.

Riggwelter is published each month online, and their first issue contains around thirty pieces. They don’t have any deadlines, and they accept submissions year-round. When the month’s issue fills, additional submissions will be considered for the next month’s publication. Submitting authors are welcome to submit more work as soon as they hear back from Riggwelter.

Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of fiction may submit up to five pieces, 1,500 words or fewer. Riggwelter also accepts cross-genre work and experimental media—anything that can be displayed in a visual format. Authors of such work may submit up to five pieces.

All submissions should be accompanied by a brief, third-person bio, 75 words or fewer. They appreciate cover letters, but don’t require them. Riggwelter accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They ask that authors send submissions as attachments rather than in the body of the email.

Riggwelter accepts previously published work; however, they prefer unpublished material. Previously published work will be much less likely to be selected. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors notify them immediately if their work is published elsewhere.

Riggwelter plans to nominate work published in their journal for the Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes. They also hope to pay authors for their work in the future, once their journal is more established.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Riggwelter, please visit their website at https://riggwelterpress.wordpress.com/submissions/.