Spork Press is accepting submissions of poems and short stories for its online magazine, Sporklet, as well as full-length manuscripts for its forthcoming catalogs. Please submit as a PDF or Word document. There is no reading fee. Simultaneous submissions welcome.
Spork is invested in voice-driven work that evokes rather than recounts. We’re looking for narrators that inhabit and enact. We want speakers that can render their investment in the subject matter. We’re not interested in untethered philosophy or undigested biography. We believe in complication, friction, texture, and considered attention to language.
Full Length Manuscripts:
Poetry manuscripts must be at least 48 pages. For works of fiction over 100 pages, please send a synopsis and an excerpt that is 20-40 pages in length.
Submissions to Sporklet:
Poetry submissions should be 6-12 pages long. We like to feature several poems by each author. We are also very fond of long poems. Fiction submissions can include up to three short stories.
We are not considering children’s books, young adult fiction, comics, biography, journalism, or plays at this time. Personal essays that complicate the form are always welcome.