Killer Nashville's Broken Ribbon General Submissions Guidelines

Works submitted to General Submissions are NOT ELIGIBLE for cash prizes associated with Broken Ribbon Contests.

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon welcomes general submissions of fiction and poetry through November 15th. Broken Ribbon’s annual edition goes to print in December.

We are especially interested in publishing emerging and underrepresented voices.

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you specify your work as such upon submission. Further, if your work is picked up elsewhere, we ask that you notify us immediately. We do not accept previously published works of any kind.

All submissions should include a short cover letter with the following:

  • Author contact information (name, address, email, phone)
  • Title(s) of work submitted
  • A short bio (50 words or less) written in third-person
  • Your name and the title of your work on all pages
  • Submitted files should be .doc or .docx.

Submit all general submission entries online. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS. Any mail-in submissions will be unopened, unread, and recycled.

There is a $3 reading fee for all General Submissions.

FICTION GUIDELINES

Thematically, we prefer works that tackle the darker side of humanity, but are not interested in works that solely rely on melancholy or shock value to achieve an end.

Fiction submissions should be less than 7,000 words. Stories can be in ANY genre, time period, or setting.

POETRY GUIDELINES

We accept ALL poetry forms. Those that present images of noir, mystery, suspense, and the feeling of wanting more are most desired.

Submit no more than four poems at a time, not to exceed eight numbered pages.

Submit Via the Form Below

 




Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon, a subsidiary of American Blackguard, Inc., acquires First North American Serial Rights to published works, thus copyright for any works published in Broken Ribbon revert to the author upon publication. As part of the journal’s publication contract, we request your permission to feature published works or excerpts on Broken Ribbon’s website and in its advertising/outreach.

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

Works submitted to General Submissions are NOT ELIGIBLE for cash prizes associated with Broken Ribbon Contests.

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon welcomes general submissions of fiction and poetry through November 15th. Broken Ribbon’s annual edition goes to print in December.

We are especially interested in publishing emerging and underrepresented voices.

We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you specify your work as such upon submission. Further, if your work is picked up elsewhere, we ask that you notify us immediately. We do not accept previously published works of any kind.

All submissions should include a short cover letter with the following:

  • Author contact information (name, address, email, phone)
  • Title(s) of work submitted
  • A short bio (50 words or less) written in third-person
  • Your name and the title of your work on all pages
  • Submitted files should be .doc or .docx.

Submit all general submission entries online. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHYSICAL SUBMISSIONS. Any mail-in submissions will be unopened, unread, and recycled.

There is a $3 reading fee for all General Submissions.

FICTION GUIDELINES

Thematically, we prefer works that tackle the darker side of humanity, but are not interested in works that solely rely on melancholy or shock value to achieve an end.

Fiction submissions should be less than 7,000 words. Stories can be in ANY genre, time period, or setting.

POETRY GUIDELINES

We accept ALL poetry forms. Those that present images of noir, mystery, suspense, and the feeling of wanting more are most desired.

Submit no more than four poems at a time, not to exceed eight numbered pages.

Submit Via the Form Below 




Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon, a subsidiary of American Blackguard, Inc., acquires First North American Serial Rights to published works, thus copyright for any works published in Broken Ribbon revert to the author upon publication. As part of the journal’s publication contract, we request your permission to feature published works or excerpts on Broken Ribbon’s website and in its advertising/outreach.