As editors of The Pedestal Magazine, we intend to support both established and burgeoning writers. We are committed to promoting artistic diversity and celebrating the voice of the individual.

The Pedestal Magazine does not accept previously published work, unless specifically requested; however, we will accept simultaneous submissions, if so noted. Please inform us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Also, we do not accept submissions by regular mail. Neither do we accept email submissions. We now accept all work through Submittable.com. Please do not submit more than once per reading cycle.

Current and Upcoming Guidelines:

Poetry:
Bruce Boston and Marge Simon will be editing speculative poetry for the December 2016 issue of Pedestal. Speculative includes science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, science, surrealism, and experimental. Please do not submit poems that do not fall into one of these categories. Send up to 3 poems in a single file (doc, docx, no pdfs). Do not submit again for this issue unless you are asked to. Open for submissions November 1 – November 30. To get a sense of what we are looking for, see Pedestal #70 (2012), Pedestal #74 (2014), and Pedestal #76 (2015) in our archives.
Payment: $40 per accepted poem.

For the June 2017 issue, Pedestal editors will be accepting poetry on the theme of “war.” We welcome work from both veterans and non-veterans, and would like to see a variety of responses—literal, confessional, figurative, and metaphoric. Send up to 5 poems (no restrictions on genre or length). Please include all work in a single file. Open for submissions May 1 – May 21 (2017).
Payment: $40 per accepted poem.

Reviews:

The Pedestal Magazine publishes reviews of full-length poetry collections (we are no longer able to review chapbooks). Most of our reviews are handled in-house by staff reviewers; however, if you are interested in submitting a title for possible review, or would like to review a specific title, please query at pedmagazine@carolina.rr.com.

How to Submit Your Writing:

As mentioned above, The Pedestal Magazine does not accept previously published material, unless specifically requested. The editors ask for first rights to any piece selected. At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author/artist; however, The Pedestal Magazine retains the right to publish the piece(s) in any subsequent issue or anthology, whether in print or online, without additional payment. Should you decide to republish the piece elsewhere, we ask that you cite The Pedestal Magazine as a place of previous publication and provide The Pedestal Magazine’s web address.

We do our best to respond to submissions in 4-8 weeks. Please do not query regarding status of a submission until at least 8 weeks have passed. All questions pertaining to submissions should be addressed to the editor at pedmagazine@carolina.rr.com.

Thank you for your interest in The Pedestal Magazine.

To submit, please click here (submissions are currently closed).

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