Magazine Submission Guidelines

  • We accept simultaneous submissions; however, you are required to notify the editors immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We accept only finished but unpublished work.
  • We read every submission, but our response time depends upon our publication schedule. We will respond as soon as we can.
  • We are unable to offer authors of accepted work any type of monetary payment.
  • Please include a brief bio with your submission.

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*These rules apply only to submissions to the magazine. For chapbook contest rules and guidelines, see the chapbook section*

  • If your work is accepted you agree to give Gambling the Aisle first time serial rights and electronic archival rights.
  • For 90 days after the digital publication Gambling the Aisle reserves the right to use your work for an in-print publication.
  • Your work may be subject to minor editing
  • By submitting to Gambling the Aisle, you are agreeing to be placed on our mailing list.
Ends on November 7, 2016$ 12.00
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  • Prize: Publication, 30 copies (sent upon publication). Additionally, the winner and five runners-up will receive recognition in the winter edition of Gambling the Aisle.
  • Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry can be entered.
  • Length: 16 to 36 pages
  • All submissions should be complete with a title page, table of contents, and if needed, an acknowledgement page. These pages do not count towards the page limit.        
  • Individual poems/stories that have been previously published are acceptable; however, this should be the first time they are printed as a collection. Self-published or previously published collections are ineligible. Longer, chapbook-length stories that have been previously published are also ineligible. 
  • Writers who are affiliated with the Gambling the Aisle editors or staff are ineligible to enter.      
  • You may submit more than one entry; however, the fee must be paid for each entry.          
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept submissions that incorporate visual images.          
  • All entries should be single spaced, using 12 point font (unless form is relevant to the work's presentation). Your name should only appear on the title page.
  • Please include a bio.
The winning submission will be selected in November by the Gambling the Aisle editors.

• No more than one fiction or non-fiction submission per issue.
• Excerpts from longer works are allowed.

• No more than one non-fiction submission per issue.
• Excerpts from longer works are allowed.

• To be considered as a featured artist please submit six to 10 images from a series. Images should be 768 dpi on the longest side. Accepted featured artists will get a 6-10 page spread including interview, bio and contact information.
• Individual images will be considered to run in the magazine’s banner with a link to contact info.