Nonfiction submissions less than 4,000 words should be submitted here.

We're interested in personal, memoir, lyric, flash (short-shorts), hybrid, and experimental essays; we aren't interested in critical essays.

Please adhere to these guidelines when submitting to Pithead Chapel

  • Name, email address, and phone number appears on the first page of the story
  • Work is double spaced and has a 12-point font
  • Work has page numbers
  • Pithead Chapel doesn’t consider previously published work (this includes journals, blogs, etc.)
  • Your third-person bio should be included in the cover letter
  • Please submit one piece at a time and wait for a response before sending us another
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