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.

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 Please do not submit more than once per reading cycle.

Current and/or Upcoming Guidelines:

Re Pedestal 75, scheduled to post on December 21, 2014, we're glad to announce the following calls for submissions:

Submission Period: November 3 - November 30. No restrictions on theme, style, length, or genre. Submit a maximum of 6 poems in one form/transmission.
Pay Rate: $40 per accepted poem.

Submission period: November 3 - November 30. We will continue to receive hybrid and/or multi-genre work. No restrictions on style, genre, or thematic directions. Consider combining textual, visual, and genre elements. Work can be individual or collaborative. Submit a maximum of 3 pieces in one form/transmission (.doc, .docx, or PDF file).
Pay Rate: $40 per accepted piece.

Submission period: November 3 - November 30. We are also interested in receiving prose work that combines the academic, scholarly, and/or critical with the mock- and/or meta-. Work can be in the form of interviews, reviews, academic papers, critical explorations, legal documents, laboratory summaries, etc. Think Harold Bloom meets Jorge Luis Borges (cf. "Three Versions of Judas," "A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain"). For relevant examples, please see the "hybrid" content in Pedestal 74 (current issue). Submit a maximum of 2 pieces in one form/transmission (.doc, .docx, or PDF file).
Payment: $.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

Thank you for your interest in The Pedestal Magazine.

To submit, please click here.

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