Small Print Magazine publishes:
  • FICTION & CREATIVE NONFICTION
    • From flash pieces to 8,000 words, literary and genre. Serialized longer pieces will be considered.
  • POETRY
    • Up to 6 poems submitted in one computer file
  • BOOK REVIEWS
    • Up to 1,000 words. Reviews are limited to books covering the art, craft, and business of writing.
  • Articles on the CRAFT of WRITING
    • Up to 1,500 words
  • FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
    • Subjects include writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, cartoonists, et cetera.
  • WRITING TOOLS Review
    • Software & hardware reviews relevant to writers
  • CARTOONS
    • Single-Panel, black and white, humorous or not, dealing with the writing life or the creative process in general.  Other subjects will be considered.  Sophisticated to simple. Our readers are educated, creative adults.  The majority of our readers are located in North America and Europe, but our market is worldwide.  Previously unpublished work is preferred, but we will consider previously published material provided author holds all rights to work.
      • THEMES: writing, writing tools, creative process, memory, recollection, reading, gadgets, the human condition, existential angst, enlightenment, eureka moments, l’esprit de l’escalier, respite, education, libraries, book collecting, distractions, et cetera.
      • SUBMITTING: Single-panels will be 4.625″ (4 ⅝”) WIDE at 300 dpi when printed and should be available as a TIFF file.  Height may vary, but square panels are preferred. Text should be legible at this size.  Send up to three sample low-res digital files as JPEG, PNG, PDF, EPS, or TIFF.  Alternately, submit a link to your online portfolio. Send samples to cartoons@smallprintmagazine.com OR use the Submittable link below.
      • RIGHTS: Artist/writer retains all rights to work, granting Small Print Magazine permission to publish and use the work in the printed magazine and in digital versions.  Work may also be used on our website and on social media to promote Small Print Magazine.  Artist/writer credit will accompany any use of work.
      • A SAMPLE of ARTISTS/WRITERS WE ADMIRE: Gary Larson, Lynda Barry, Mimi Pond, Emily Flake, Tom Cheney, Karen Sneider, Liza Donnelly, Alex Gregory, Harvey Pekar, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Julia Suits

 

We accept only unpublished writing. Do not submit previously published material. This includes work published in chapbooks, anthologies, or existing online in any form (blogs, e-zines, public forums, et cetera).

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere while we have your work. With the exception of poetry, submit only one piece of writing within the same category until you receive a response from us. Work submitted exclusively to Small Print Magazine will receive priority reading over simultaneous submissions. Please use the drop-down menu in our submission form to indicate simultaneous or exclusive submission and indicate this in “Your Message to Small Print Magazine” text field in our submission form.
(To withdraw work from Submittable, see instructions here: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/74891-how-do-i-withdraw-my-submission )
After submitting work to Small Press Magazine, you will be added to our mailing list. You may remove your address from the list after receiving the first newsletter. (We don't sell or share our list.)

PAYMENT: One-year subscription to the electronic version of Small Print Magazine. (POD version available at cost.)

RESPONSE TIME: 1-6 months, occasionally longer when work is under consideration or when we receive a large number of submissions.

PUBLISHING FREQUENCY: Because Small Print Magazine depends on unsolicited manuscripts for creative content, publishing frequency varies.

Accepted work may appear in digital (e-book) and print versions of Small Print Magazine and, after publication, online on our website. Authors will have final approval rights over edited material; however, if the editors cannot reach the author, the edited work may be published without final approval. Fully cited excerpts of accepted work may appear in Small Print Magazine promotional materials.

(Upon acceptance, authors will receive a simple contract outlining the permissions requested by Small Print Magazine, which are limited to use in Small Print Magazine and on smallprintmagazine.com. Authors retain copyright to their work.)

Please submit only finished work.

We do not publish derivative work or fan fiction.

FORMATTING

Please name your files using the following convention:

LASTNAME_Title-of-Work.xxx

(We accept only Microsoft Word documents.)

Include on First Page:

- Contact Information:

                Your Legal Name                                   Approximate Word Count

                Physical Address or P.O. Box

                Phone Number

                Email Address

 

- Title of Work

by Your Name or Pen Name

Include in Header of Following Pages:

LAST NAME / TITLE / PAGE #












Articles covering editing & rewriting / up to 2,500 words.



(up to 1,000 words. Reviews are limited to books covering the art, craft, and business of writing.)
(Articles on the Craft of Writing (up to 1,500 words- longer articles considered)
Open to various subjects: breaking writing blocks, creating character arcs, how to break a line of poetry, etc.

Accepted material: From flash pieces to 8,000 words. Serialized longer pieces will be considered.

Accepted material: From flash pieces to 8,000 words, literary and genre. Serialized longer pieces will be considered.

Please submit only finished work.

We are interested in a range of stories, from slice-of-life vignettes to strong stories, fiction & nonfiction that show an understanding of character, stories in which something is at stake for the characters or narrator.

We cannot publish derivative work or fan fiction.

Please submit only one piece of fiction per reading period.




FORMATTING

Please name your files using the following convention:

LASTNAME_Title-of-Work.doc or .docx

(We accept only Microsoft Word documents.)

Include on First Page:

- Contact Information:

                Your Legal Name                                   Approximate Word Count

                Physical Address or P.O. Box

                Phone Number

                Email Address

 

- Title of Work

by Your Name or Pen Name

Include in Header of Following Pages:

LAST NAME / TITLE / PAGE #








SEEKING: single-panel, black and white cartoons, humorous or not, dealing with the writing life or the creative process in general.  Other subjects will be considered.  Sophisticated to simple. Our readers are educated, creative adults.  The majority of our readers are located in North America and Europe, but our market is worldwide.  Previously unpublished work is preferred, but we will consider previously published material provided author holds all rights to work.

THEMES: writing, writing tools, creative process, memory, recollection, reading, gadgets, the human condition, existential angst, enlightenment, eureka moments, l'esprit de l'escalier, respite, education, libraries, book collecting, distractions, et cetera. 

SUBMITTING:

Single-panels will be 4.625" (4 ⅝") WIDE at 300 dpi when printed and should be available as a TIFF file.  Height may vary, but square panels are preferred. 

Text should be legible at this size.  Send up to three sample low-res digital files as JPEG, PNG, PDF, EPS, or TIFF.  Alternately, submit a link to your online portfolio.

RIGHTS: Artist/writer retains all rights to work, granting Small Print Magazine permission to publish and use the work in the printed magazine and in digital versions.  Work may also be used on our website and on social media to promote Small Print Magazine.  Artist/writer credit will accompany any use of work.

PAYMENT: one year subscription to digital versions of Small Print Magazine.

A SAMPLE of ARTISTS/WRITERS WE ADMIRE

Gary Larson

Lynda Barry

Mimi Pond

Emily Flake

Tom Cheney

Karen Sneider

Liza Donnelly

Alex Gregory

Harvey Pekar

Robert Crumb

Art Spiegelman

Charles Burns

Julia Suits





(Subjects include writers, editors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, cartoonists, et cetera. No word limit.)
Submit up to SIX poems in ONE computer file.  Please do not submit more than once per reading period. 

FORMATTING

Please name your files using the following convention:

LASTNAME_Title-of-Work.doc or .docx

(We accept only Microsoft Word documents.)

Include on First Page:

- Contact Information:

                Your Legal Name                                   Approximate Word Count

                Physical Address or P.O. Box

                Phone Number

                Email Address

 

- Title of Work

by Your Name or Pen Name

Include in Header of Following Pages:

LAST NAME / TITLE / PAGE #

We look forward to reading your work.


(Articles covering the tools of the trade (up to 1,500 words)