SUBMIT TO US
Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.
Halloween Contest – 2021
The Furious Gazelle’s 2021 Halloween writing contest is open from August 17, 2021 to October 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. Click here for guidelines.
Click here to view our 2020 finalists.
Regular submissions are closed during this period – we won’t respond to any submissions sent from August 17th to October 1st until after the Halloween contest is over.
REGULAR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.
Poetry – please submit no more than 5 pages of poetry at a time.
Prose (fiction and nonfiction) – up to 7,000 words. (If submitting flash, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces at a time.)
Plays – please submit no more than 20 pages at a time.
Please submit your work as .doc, .docx or .pdf files. We’re flexible on formatting as long as your formatting is clear and easy to read. Please do not paste your story into the body of an e-mail.
Also, please note if you have special formatting as it sometimes does not display correctly in Word. This way we can check with you if something looks incorrect. I.e. if your poem about whales is in the shape of a whale, tell us.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Send your work to email@example.com following the formatting and length guidelines listed above. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.
Just kidding. But we are angry.
Things that Make Us Furious
We are always accepting submissions to our column, Things That Make Us Furious. We invite you to tell us, in satirical essay, listicle, rant, whatever, as long as it is well-informed words with a biting humor that makes you furious too.
We accept essays of any word count sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Review Requests
The Furious Gazelle is currently open to book review requests. To submit a book for review consideration, please send an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with “BOOK REVIEW REQUEST” in the subject.
Six Questions for…
We participated in Jim Harrington’s Six Questions for Editors project. Read our interview to find out more about what we’re looking (or not looking) for in submissions.
Spring Contest – 2020
Our spring contest is currently closed. Click here for last year’s submission guidelines.
During the submission period, regular submissions will be closed. You can continue to submit but all normal submissions sent during this period will not be read until after the contest is over.