Sleet seeks the unexpected. Make us think. Our crew possesses a wide variety of tastes and styles, from classic to center to edge, but it is craft and passion that drive us.
Sleet is now open for submissions for our Winter 2020 edition. We are looking for pieces written since the pandemic, since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This edition will launch just before the American presidential election. Please give us writing that reflects our current landscape, physically, socially, mentally. How is life changing, affecting you? This is a time of threats to our democracy on many fronts, including the very real and possible loss of our United States Postal Service. This is a time of change; can the country begin to seriously address its brutal history? Speak up!
We will be open for submissions until August 15, 2020.
Our Submission Policies
We will accept up to 5 poems, 3 flash, 1 short story or CNF piece, or a small handful of irregulars*.
- • We aim for quick turn around time; we do our best!
- • Please include page numbers in works of fiction.
- • We do not accept novel excerpts.
- • Send work as a single Microsoft Word (.doc,.docx) or Open Document Text (.odt) attachment.
- • Include a short bio written in 3rd person.
- • Please send us work only once per submission period.
- • Sleet does not pay. We are all volunteers.
Simultaneous Submissions and Previously Published Works
Sleet, wholeheartedly and without reservation, encourages simultaneous submissions. If a piece appears with us first, we do ask that Sleet be credited as its primary place of publication. In addition, we will consider showing previously published work as long as it is identified as such. We do not regard work on a blog or personal website as previously published.
An irregular is a genre-crossing bit of writing — something that overflows borders or maybe never had any. It could be an impression, a vignette, a 1-line flash. A general rule of thumb: If you don't know where to send it, send it here. An irregular should not stray over 500 words. It may be comprised of a single piece or a constellation of work.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
All work is the property of the artist.
“We love Irregulars.”