Submissions are currently closed for the journal, but are always open for the Community Site, an online collection of craft essays, book reviews, and interviews. To submit an essay, review, or interview to Community Site, please scroll to the bottom of this page. In order to submit poetry, prose, or art to the journal, please check back in late August to view the finalized dates for the Fall 2017 submission cycle.
Submissions are blind and accepted electronically through Submittable. Please read the guidelines carefully before hitting Send.
VoiceCatcher publishes new writing that has not appeared in print or online. If you’ve published a piece on your own website, blog or self-publishing site, please remove it before submitting to us.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
We only accept submissions from female-identified and non-binary writers and artists who consider themselves residents of or strongly connected to the greater Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash. areas.
love to support returning voices, but if your work was published in
our most recent issue, we ask you to wait at least one cycle before
submitting again. This keeps the journal fresh and allows us to
support as many new and emerging voices as possible.
your work is accepted, you agree to grant us First North American
Serial Rights and Electronic Archival Rights. At publication, all
rights revert back to you. If your work subsequently appears in print
or online, you agree to give credit to VoiceCatcher. We agree to
contact you for permission to reprint your work.
What and How
We accept electronic submission through Submittable. Edit and proof your work before submitting. In the body of the Submittable form, please include:
A short bio – 100 words or less – written in third person.
Your written piece(s) as an attachment, in a single Word document. Use the title(s) of your work as the file name of your document.
Submissions are blind. Please remove all identifying information from your document.
Only submit work one time AND in one genre per cycle. Multiple submissions and/or submissions in more than one genre can NOT be considered.
In a single Word document, submit up to three poems. Each poem should not exceed 50 lines.
submissions blind. Use the title of your work as the saved file name
on the document.
space your poems for stanza breaks.
page breaks between poems.
Times New Roman 12pt font.
lines in your poems are indented, please use the SPACE BAR (NOT the
TAB Key) to indent. This helps us keep the correct visual format.
If your poem has a “justified right margin,” we will do our best to preserve the line breaks, but there may be some variance due to font styling on the website.
Prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, memoir)
Submit one piece of prose per submission cycle in a single Word document.
the word count of your piece. No more than 3,000 words.
space and indent paragraphs by half an inch.
Use Times New Roman 12pt font.
submissions blind. Use the Title of your work as the saved file name
on the document.
Send up to five pieces that have not already appeared in other print or online publications.
Have electronic images cropped and colors adjusted to best represent your artwork. Send in RGB color format.
least 300 dpi, no more than 600 dpi. Size for width must be between
450-1000 pixels; size for height between 300-700 pixels.
JPG or TIF files using your art title as the file name to keep
submissions blind. Example: Racehorse
us know the size of the original piece and media for each piece
Shadows (11” x 14,” digital photograph) or
Beside Her (16” x 20,” acrylic on canvas). If
your art is selected for publication, we will ask you for a short
artist statement to accompany the digital presentation.
Thank you for considering VoiceCatcher. We publish
original work by female-identified writers.
We are seeking blog posts for our community site. Submissions are open for book reviews by or about female and female identified writers, publication announcements from our past contributors, interviews by or about local writers and artists, and essays on craft and creativity. Have an idea you’d like to pitch to us? Contact email@example.com