The Rupture publishes a new issue every two months. Each issue features original fiction, poetry, and essays, most of which have been selected from unsolicited submissions.


We have two submission periods: from March 1 to July 31, and from October 1 to January 31. Please use the links below for all submissions, and note that if you need to withdraw a piece, you must do so from inside the submission manager. Wait to hear back before sending more work; we cannot consider multiple submissions (simultaneous submissions, though, are fine). 


If sending several poems or very short fictions, please follow the guidelines found in the categories below and include all of those pieces in a single file, as a single submission. If you need to withdraw an individual piece from such a submission, simply leave a note on your submission to that effect. 


Those interested in reviewing for The Rupture should direct their queries to rupture.reviews@gmail.com. All other correspondence may be sent to Gabriel Blackwell at rupture.editor@gmail.com.

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The Rupture will consider short fictions of up to 8000 words, though much of the work we publish is considerably shorter. Our tastes are idiosyncratic, but a look at work we've published recently may help.


Simultaneous submissions are fine; multiple submissions are not. If sending very short fiction (less than 1000 words), you may submit up to three such very short fictions as a single file. 


Please wait for a response before sending another submission, and please do not submit more than twice during each reading period (March 1 - July 31; October 1 - January 31).

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The Rupture will consider submissions of up to 6 poems and no more than 8 pages. We enjoy reading a broad range of styles, from formal to free to experimental, and are looking to publish work that feels urgent and finely tuned.


We welcome simultaneous submissions and ask simply that you notify us by leaving a note on the submission should any of the poems be accepted elsewhere. 


Please wait for a response before sending another submission, and please do not submit more than twice during each reading period (March 1 - July 31; October 1 - January 31).

The Rupture will consider essays and nonfiction of up to 8000 words, though most of the work selected for publication is much shorter.


Simultaneous submissions are fine; multiple submissions are not. Please wait for a response before sending another submission, and please do not submit more than twice during each reading period (March 1 - July 31; October 1  - January 31).


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