bateau lit mag

submission guidelines

Literary Magazine submissions will reopen February 1, 2018.  Submission period Feb 1 – May 1, 2018.

Bateau welcomes submissions in poetry, flash fiction, playlets, flash nonfiction, comics/graphic stories, and b/w illustration.  Please submit only one time per submission period.

a brief bio is encouraged but not required.

Poetry: please send up to 5 pieces as a single attachment.

Fiction: please submit one fiction piece under 1,500 words.

Nonfiction: please submit one nonfiction piece under 1,500 words.

Flash Fiction: please submit up to 4 flash pieces.  we consider “flash fiction” to be 200 words to 700 words…give or take.

Art/Comics: if submitting comics or black and white illustrations, please remember our magazine is 5 x 7

Submissions can be sent to Bateau Literary Magazine using the Submissions Manager.  The manager will open for submissions February 1,  2018.

When submitting work in translation, please include the original text as well as indicating whether or not you have obtained translation rights (if applicable).

Cover letters are not necessary but are encouraged. Tell us something about you.

No multiple genre submissions, (ie. only submit poetry, not flash fiction and poetry in one submission).

We only consider one submission per writer during a reading period.  Please don’t submit in multiple genres. Please submit your work as a single attachment. Please make sure it is either .doc or .docx or .pdf

We accept online and usps submissions. (Though we prefer online and only through the submissions manager system)

You DO NOT need to inform us of simultaneous submissions. If we accept your submission and it’s already taken by another publisher, oh well. That’s our fault for not reading fast enough. We’ll just hope you try us again.

Post submissions must be typed. Clear photocopies are fine.

To submit via the postal system, send to:

Bateau Press
c/o Dan Mahoney
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609