We are currently CLOSED to submissions.
Aesthetics & Guidelines:
Broad! accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and miscellany by female, trans* and genderqueer writers. We welcome work in all genres. We have a soft spot for pieces of writing that are hard to classify.
We welcome unpublished work by both established and emerging writers, and pride ourselves on being an outlet of support for the latter.
Simultaneous submissions are welcomed and encouraged. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.
The editors will do our best to get back to you within four months of submission. Please feel free to contact us if you still have not heard from us at the end of this period.
Broad! cannot currently offer compensation for accepted work. We will shout your praises to the high internet heavens (which are quite high: it is 2015, after all).
All rights to your work revert back to you after publication.
A note on themed issues:
Summer issues are themed. If you have the most gorgeous work ever that is so, so great––Shakespeare himself would tremble in awe at your wit and incisiveness, etc.––that does not relate to the theme, please wait to submit it until August.
We know it it is difficult. We know it is burning a hole in your unthemed pocket. But each time we delete a submission unread, a fairy dies. Don’t let that be on you.
One piece at a time, up to 8,000 words. (Multiple and/or longer submissions will be deleted, unread, with much muttering of unladylike things.)
Up to two pieces at a time, up to 1,000 words each.
One piece at a time, up to 8,000 words.
Up to five poems at a time, 50 lines or fewer per piece.
Art and Photography
Any two-dimensional medium is welcome. (Includes photographs of three-dimensional mediums.) Vertically-oriented pieces are preferred over horizontal, as they are easier to situate with the magazine page layout.
Submissions are now open for our unthemed Winter issue. Kindly send us your best as a .doc, .docx or .rtf attachment to broadzine [at] gmail [dot] com.
Please send your work with a cover letter to broadzine [at] gmail [dot] com in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .rtf format. We look forward to reading your work!
Broad! is now accepting contributor reviews of recently released books to be published on the website. We prefer reviews of lesser-known books to reviews of bestsellers, and encourage reviews of work by writers who are female-bodied/-identified, trans*, or non-binary-identified. This online feature is open to contributors of any sex or gender. We are interested in thoughtful, positive reviews of books you want others to read.
300-500 words on books published within the past three years or so; the more recent, the better. Send your book review in Word or PDF format to broadzine [at] gmail [dot] com, with “Book Review” in the subject line. The email should include the title, author, date of publication, and a link to the book’s website or sales page.
Please do not inquire about sending us your book for review, publicizing your book on our website, or reviewing your own book. We are interested in developing a community of readers and writers on the website, but we are not book reviewers or publicists. Such inquiries will be deleted unread.