THE COLLAGIST is published once a month. We publish fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from general submissions, as well as book reviews, novel excerpts from upcoming releases, and special features such as our Classic Reprint series.

Please use the links below for all submissions. If sending more than one piece (a batch of poems or shorts) please include all of your submissions in a single file. Other correspondence or questions may be sent to Matthew Olzmann at, or to Gabriel Blackwell at Note that if you need to withdraw a piece, you'll need to do so from inside the submission manager.

Note: By submitting to THE COLLAGIST, you are also signing up for our monthly newsletter. We will rarely (if ever) e-mail except when a new issue is coming out, and we will never give out your e-mail to anyone else. Thank you.
Ends on 8/31/2016
The Collagist publishes four works of fiction in each monthly issue. We will consider all lengths of previously unpublished short fiction. Send one story, or, as a single file, one to three short-shorts. Please wait for a response before sending another piece, and please do not submit more than twice during each reading period (March 1 - August 31; October 1 - January 31).
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In every issue, we publish at least one novel excerpt from a book due to be published within the next three months. If you are a publisher who would like to suggest a particular title for us to excerpt, please submit an excerpt along with a cover letter that includes some background about the book.