As editors of 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.

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 Upcoming Guidelines:

Bruce Boston and Marge Simon will be editing speculative poetry for the June 2018 issue (Pedestal 82). 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 four (4) poems in a single file (doc, docx, rtf, or txt). Do not submit again for this issue unless you are asked to. Open for submissions May 1 – 27. To get a sense of what we are looking for, see Pedestal 70, Pedestal 74, and Pedestal 76 in our archives.

Payment: $40 per accepted poem.

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

How to Submit Your Writing:

As mentioned above, 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, 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 Pedestal Magazine as a place of previous publication and provide 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

Thank you for your interest in Pedestal Magazine.

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