This established online journal relaunched in 2016, and since then, they’ve published one new edition each year. Founded initially as a print journal featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Bloodroot is now an artfully attractive digital magazine with work worldwide. Though Bloodroot is still a cornerstone for the Upper Valley literary community, the magazine draws readers and writers worldwide.
To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online, but please note that previous issues have featured rotating editors. This means their aesthetic might vary. The next issue is the first overseen by a permanent editor.
Bloodroot publishes once a year online. Although it’s a digital journal, they offer a printable PDF that can easily be folded into a chapbook. They’re also currently collecting a print anthology of Bloodroot’s best online work.
How to Submit to Bloodroot
Bloodroot is open to submissions now through December 15, 2020. And here’s what you need to know:
- Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit ten to twelve pages.
- Poets may submit three to five pages.
- Authors of experimental work or creators of digital projects may query with a one-page proposal.
The magazine asks authors to not submit more than once per reading period and to give them three to five months to respond. They do not pay their authors at this time.
Bloodroot accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published manuscripts.
If you would like to learn more or submit to Bloodroot, please visit their website here.
Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.
And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.
Stay safe, everyone.
Until next time.