Magazine Guidelines

Submissions open: June 19th -  July 31st

Issue Seven, Autumn, will have the optional theme of 'Unite' and will be open exclusively to BAME writers and artists. We will be donating 10% of the profits to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

The magazine will be available to download as an ebook or  a print edition. Contributors will receive a free PDF download, will be paid any royalties generated from the first month's sales and will be able to purchase any print copies desired at a discount.

Submissions will be forever free - but please consider buying a book or ebook from the Fly on the Wall shop as without this the press cannot survive! If you are based outside of the UK, please note that we can only pay royalties via PayPal.

Guidelines:

Please note, for the ebook edition, written pieces requiring strict page form may not be appropriate, for example, shape poetry.

Poetry

  • Please send up to 3 previously unpublished poems (with exceptions for poetry which has been featured in the past on social media or blogs) on a word doc, one poem per page.

  • Poems should be no longer than 40 lines.

  • Please send a short third person bio of roughly 2 - 3 sentences.

  • Send to flyonthewallpress@hotmail.com with the subject line 'Magazine/First Name Last Name'.

  • You can expect to hear back within 5 weeks; feel free to get in contact after a month if you have not heard from me.

Flash Fiction

  • Please send up to 3 previously unpublished flash fiction pieces, no longer than 500 words

  • Please send a short bio third person of roughly 2 - 3 sentences.

  • Send to flyonthewallpress@hotmail.com with the subject line 'Magazine/First Name Last Name'.

  • You can expect to hear back within 5 weeks; feel free to get in contact after a month if you have not heard from me.

Short Stories

  • Please send up to 3 previously unpublished short stories under 2000 words each.

  • Please send a short third person bio of roughly 2 - 3 sentences.

  • Send to flyonthewallpress@hotmail.com with the subject line 'Magazine/First Name Last Name'.

  • You can expect to hear back within 5 weeks; feel free to get in contact after a month if you have not heard from me.

Book Reviews

  • Seeking previously unpublished book reviews of under 500 words. You may send up to 3 reviews in one submission.

  • Please send a third person short bio (for yourself) of roughly 2 - 3 sentences.

  • Send to flyonthewallpress@hotmail.com with the subject line 'Magazine/First Name Last Name'.

  • You can expect to hear back within 5 weeks; feel free to get in contact after a month if you have not heard from me.

Artwork

  • Seeking previously unpublished illustration and cover art in digital form. You may send up to 3 artworks in one submission, preferably in jpeg form. You may like to send lower resolution files than would be used, in order to ensure the email attachments are not rejected.

  • Please send a third person short bio of roughly 2 - 3 sentences.

  • Send to flyonthewallpress@hotmail.com with the subject line 'Magazine/First Name Last Name'.

  • You can expect to hear back within 5 weeks; feel free to get in contact after a month if you have not heard from me.

FAQ

How do your royalties work?

Writers are paid 50% net profit of any sales within the first 30 days of the magazine's release. This is because the magazine will have a Print On Demand set up and paying royalties indefinitely creates a lot of work! Royalties will be paid via bank transfer (UK) or Paypal. If you are not based in the UK, please note that royalties can only be paid via Paypal.

If you feel so inclined...

To help assist with running costs of the magazine, we have set up an optional donation below. You can set your own amount and any amount really does help. 

Our Guest Reader: 

 

Tina Otito Tamsho -Thomas BA Hons
Freelance Published Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Performance Artist
Performing Arts Workshop Facilitator and Cultural Arts Consultant

 

About Tina:

Tina Tamsho-Thomas is the founder of Theatre of Colour and an acclaimed published writer, poet and spoken word performance artist. She is also a BBC trained radio producer, human rights ambassador and arts consultant. Tina’s bibliography includes: No Blue Memories, Sexual Attraction Revealed, Someone is Missing Me and Dancin in Sepia Dreams. She has been commissioned by the likes of the V&A Museum, Manchester International Festival and the University of Malawi.