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

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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 direct mail. Neither do we accept direct email submissions. We now accept all work through If you send us work, please wait for a response to your first submission before you submit again.

Current and Upcoming Guidelines:

Re Pedestal 74, scheduled to post on June 21, 2014, we're glad to announce the following calls for submissions:

John Amen and Daniel Y. Harris will be receiving hybrid and/or multi-genre work for Pedestal 74. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or thematic directions; however, each piece must include elements of 1) poetry and 2) prose as well as 3) at least one original or copyright-free image (photograph, art work, etc.). Work can be individual or collaborative (involving one or more than one author). Send a maximum of 3 pieces in one .doc, .docx, or PDF file. Submission period: April 1-May 31. Please do not submit prior to April 1, 2014.

Pay Rate: $40 per accepted piece.

Amen and Harris are also interested in receiving prose work that combines the academic, scholarly, and/or critical with the mock- and/or meta-. Work could be in the form of interviews, reviews, academic papers, critical explorations, legal documents, laboratory summaries, etc. Think Harold Bloom meets Jorge Luis Borges. Submission period: April 1-May 31. Please do not submit prior to April 1, 2014.

Payment: $.01-.02 per word.

Bruce Boston and Marge Simon will be editing speculative poetry for Pedestal 74. Speculative includes science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, science, surrealism, and experimental. No restrictions on length. Send up to 5 poems in one .doc, .docx, or PDF file. To get a sense of what the editors are looking for, see Pedestal #70 (2012) in the Pedestal Archives. Submission period: April 1-May 31. Please do not submit prior to April 1, 2014.

Pay Rate: $40 per accepted poem.

The Pedestal Magazine has an ongoing interest in papers that address: poetics, literary theory, aesthetics, literary history and trends, contemporary developments, etc., papers that perhaps reference particular titles but that offer commentary and function beyond the specificity and scope of a "book review." If you have a relevant project in mind, please send an email to Include a brief proposal or summary of your project and/or a sample as well as a short bio.

Pay Rate: $.01-.02 per word.

As mentioned above, The Pedestal Magazine does not accept previously published material, unless specifically requested. It asks for first rights to any piece its editors select. 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 eight weeks have passed. All questions pertaining to submissions should be addressed to the editor at

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