Submissions

Send your work with the subject “Fiction Submission” to editor@whiteelephantmagazine.com

The theme of issue 4 is “ecstatic youth” – the sensory overload of childhood in america, or anywhere. Think about something like “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” or Jim Burden talking about Nebraska. We’ll expand on this theme at a later date.

Regarding the kind of work we’re looking for: We’ll know it when we see it.

We like to be tricked and amazed. To be duped by language – what the fuck did I just read? We want to make sure our wallet’s still there after reading your work. Plot, setting, and characters are secondary. They’re nice when they work. But a batshit sentence packed with strange words is the thing.

We will not consider work by anyone affiliated with the alt-right, “right wing avant garde,” “new far right internationale,” or any other revolting ideologically-motivated bullshit.

Please avoid sending us boring work, no matter how tenderly crafted.

Sidestepping the sheer inanity of asking you to format your submission with headers, footers, page counts, word counts, et al:

just send us your work in any normal file format. Do not send us anything that’s been previously published, online or anywhere.

This should go without saying, but: Do not send us more stuff until you’ve heard back about your original submission.

For prose, we’ll consider one piece of up to 2,500 words, or three small pieces 1,000 and under. Cover letters are optional, but not discouraged. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged (let us know if, etc). Bribes are accepted. Writers should hear back within 3 months, but due to the necessities of life, reporting time may take longer. After 3 months, feel free to nudge us with a query.