The Fenland Reed: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | July 20, 2017

Edited by two former poet laureates of Fenland, Jonathan Totman and Mary Livingstone, The Fenland Reed is an East Anglian literary journal that publishes poetry and short stories. They produce an attractive print journal, and they make a selection of the work appearing in the journal available online as well. They read submissions separately from any identifying information about the author or their publication history, so authors published in the Fenland Reed are selected for the merit of their writing alone. They publish many writers from East Anglia, but they welcome submissions from around the world. They accept writing in a broad range of styles, while they tend to select work that is literary in nature. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading selections from the journal online.

The Fenland Reed is published twice a year in print, and they publish one themed and one unthemed edition. They accept submissions year-round, and right now, they are seeking submissions on any theme for publication in their fifth issue, to be released in autumn of 2017. Submitting authors can expect a response within eight weeks or sooner, often within a month.

Poets may submit up to four poems. Fiction authors may submit up to two short stories, 1,500 words or fewer apiece. The Fenland Reed likes to showcase a wide variety of authors, so they usually do not publish the same author in more than two consecutive issues.

The Fenland Reed accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They do not accept previously published work. Authors published in The Fenland Reed receive a print copy of the issue in which their work appears.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Fenland Reed, please visit their website at https://www.thefenlandreed.co.uk/submissions.