Riggwelter is open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, visual art (of any kind – photography, collage, traditional art etc.) and experimental media. There are no deadlines, as soon as one issue fills up, later submissions will automatically be considered for the next issue.
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. Please note that whilst we do accept work that has been previously published, we much prefer unpublished material and previously published work will therefore be significantly less likely to be accepted.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 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 poetry 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 fiction 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.