Submit Written Work

Thank you for considering a submission to our publication. We appreciate your continued interest and support. If you’re wondering whether you should submit or not, wonder no more. Submit.

We don’t care if you write short stories, poetry, non fiction, medieval sonnets, or Doctor Who fanfic. If it’s written, and people want to read it, we want it in our submission box. So if this is your first time submitting to a publication, don’t let things like being “literary” or “good” stress you out. Give it a whirl!

We also accept reprints, so if you’ve got published work you’d like to see published again, have at it. Just click submit.

And remember, whether your piece is accepted or rejected, we will send you back a list of detailed feedback!


If your work exceeds 5,000 words please submit using the Long Piece submission form. This ensures that your work is read in a more timely manner and reduces confusion for the coordinators within Charles Carter.

Please follow these guidelines to ensure we are able to read your piece: if the format differs too greatly from what we ask for we will unfortunately be unable to consider your submission for publication simply due to the large volume of works we receive.


  • Submit as a pdf
  • Number the pages
  • If submitting a collection, title the collection using a cover page in the pdf with the collection title centered
  • If submitting multiple separate poems, submit using individual forms for each single poem
  • Please use 12 pt. standard serif or sans-serif fonts
  • Do not include the author’s name or contact information in the document or document name to ensure anonymity during the review process. If you do not do this we cannot guarantee anonymity during the review.