Riggwelter is open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, short scripts, visual art (of any kind – photography, collage, traditional art etc.) experimental/mixed media, essays and reviews. There are no deadlines, as soon as one issue fills up, later submissions will automatically be considered for the next issue. Essays and reviews are not included in the monthly issue, but are hosted here on the website and published on an as/when basis.
As Riggwelter is a free online journal and we currently do not create print issues, we are sorry to say that we cannot offer writers and artists any payment should their work be selected for publication. We hope that as the journal evolves, we will be able to rectify this.
For all submissions, please include a third person biography (75 words or less) and any previous publication credits the work has. A cover letter would be much appreciated, but need not be an epic piece of flattery. Submissions can be addressed to the editor, to Riggwelter, or to Mx. Amy Kinsman.
Please note that whilst we do accept work that has been previously published, we much prefer unpublished material and previously published work will therefore be significantly less likely to be accepted. We are open to simultaneous submissions but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere and you need to withdraw it from consideration. You are welcome to submit again as soon as you’ve received a response from us.
If their work is chosen for publication, the author grants Riggwelter the right to publish and archive their work in an online format. Once published, all rights revert immediately back to the author. Should the work be republished elsewhere, Riggwelter kindly requests that they be properly cited. We also request the right to nominate work for awards such as the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize.
Please send 1-5 poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would prefer to receive these in an attachment as it helps preserve formatting, but in the body of an e-mail is also acceptable. Please mark the submission as poetry in the title of your e-mail.
Please send 1-5 pieces, of no more than 1,500 words each, to email@example.com. We would prefer to receive these in an attachment as it helps preserve formatting, but in the body of an e-mail is also acceptable. Please mark the submission as fiction in the title of your e-mail.
Please send 1-5 pieces, of no more than 1,500 words each, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would prefer to receive these in an attachment as it helps preserve formatting, but in the body of an e-mail is also acceptable. Please mark the submission as script in the title of your e-mail.
Please send 1-5 pieces to email@example.com. It is imperative that these are sent as attachments. Please mark the submission as visual art in the title of your e-mail. Note that one piece of visual art per issue will be chosen that issue’s cover art and therefore be subject to minor edits (i.e. having the journal’s title, issue number and logo superimposed upon it). We will also include an unedited image of the work within the issue itself. Please let us know if you would prefer a piece of work be considered only for inside the journal only. All visual art will be displayed alongside its title (or otherwise as untitled).
If you wish to send us work that does not fit into any of the above categories, we also welcome experimental media and cross-genre work, as long as it can be displayed in a visual format. Please send 1-5 pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably in an attachment, and mark the submission as whatever you see fit in the title.
Essays of up to 5,000 words on any topic (although we are especially interested in arts, culture and social issues) can be submitted to email@example.com. Please mark your submission as “essay” and included a third person biography of no more than 75 words. For the sake of the editor’s eyes, please include your essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment.
Reviews of up to 1,500 words on literature (novels, short fiction, poetry, plays), visual art, music, television, film, video-games, or experimental/cross-genre media can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark your submission as “review” and include a third person biography of no more than 75 words, as well as a single paragraph summary of the subject of the review/appropriate links to where this can be viewed/bought etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: WE ARE CLOSED FOR REVIEW REQUESTS AT THE MOMENT AND WILL REOPEN WHEN OUR BACKLOG IS REDUCED TO A MORE REASONABLE NUMBER.
You can also request a review of your book by contacting us at email@example.com. We prefer to receive a physical copy and a digital copy where possible, but can operate with just one of the two.