Guidelines for Submissions

Your baristas are interested in all genres of short fiction, poetry, excerpts from novels, photographs, art, and fictional audio stories such as audio dramas or audiobook files from your published book. We encourage you to share your work for publication in the Fictional Café. Your work will be reviewed by our baristas.

Your submission must be original material, submitted exclusively to us. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or requests to review books. We’ll reply to your submission with 30 days, but we usually don’t offer editorial advice. Work we accept will be published here in the Café’s ‘zine, and becomes eligible for publication in our print anthology.

Important things to note:

One: You must become a member of our Coffee Club in order to submit your work.

Two: Your submission must be an exclusive submission to Fictional Café.

Three: When you fill out your Coffee Club membership, please tell us how you heard about FC.

Four: Please note that Fictional Café is a non-profit labor of love, so we are unable to provide an honorarium for accepted submissions. All your baristas work for free; we don’t accept advertising; and we never charge you for publishing with us.

Five: We’re sticklers about your following our guidelines. Please follow them to a T. We need your cooperation so we can review and reply to your work as quickly as possible.

Submit your work by email, click here or send to: submissions@fictionalcafe.com

We respect the time and effort it takes you to create a stimulating and challenging work of prose, poetry, art or audio. Thank you for your interest in publishing with us. We look forward to reviewing your work.

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