Thank you for your interest in StringTown. Hopefully, these guidelines will help you with the submission process.

Please, make all attempts to review a copy of the magazine before submitting. StringTown is available at independent bookstores throughout Oregon and Washington. You can also order copies from our website.

Submissions: All submissions should have page numbers, the author's name, and the name of piece on every page of the manuscript. Include an email address. Prose should be double spaced. Poetry should be single spaced with blank lines for stanza breaks.

If you intend a blank line, such as a stanza break or a break in narrative, and it appears at the end of the page, please indicate.

Please include a cover letter with a brief biographical statement. We are equally interested in printing works from unpublished writers as we are in printing work from well-known writers.

Ask us anything via email at stringtownpress@gmail.com.

We read manuscripts throughout the year and try to respond to your submission within six months. However, due to the cost of Submittable, we will need to charge a small fee during the summer cycle.  

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if someone else accepts your piece.

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts or a form all your own are acceptable. Submissions containing one story or one essay or three to five poems is generally appropriate. We are also open to art work, but keep in mind we have a minuscule budget.

StringTown pays one copy of the magazine for published pieces. After publication in StringTown magazine, all rights revert to the author.

About StringTown Press: Our focus is on Northwest authors, and to that extent, we publish a limited amount of work from outside the Northwest—generally, only around 25% of the authors in a given issue will be outside of the Northwest.  We are not currently considering unsolicited book-length manuscripts.

We look forward to reading your work. Do let us know where you heard about StringTown.

All submissions should have page numbers, the author's name, and the name of piece on every page of the manuscript.

Poetry submissions should generally contain 3 to 5 poems. Poetry should be single spaced with blank lines for stanza breaks.

If you intend a blank line, such as a stanza break, and it appears at the end of the page, please indicate.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if someone else accepts your piece.

All submissions should have page numbers, the author's name, and the name of piece on every page of the manuscript. Prose should be double spaced.

If you intend a blank line, such as a break in narrative, and it appears at the end of the page, please indicate.

Your short story submission should contain a single short story.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if someone else accepts your piece.

All submissions should have page numbers, the author's name, and the name of piece on every page of the manuscript. Prose should be double spaced.

If you intend a blank line, such as a break in narrative, and it appears at the end of the page, please indicate.

Your nonfiction submission should contain a single essay.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if someone else accepts your piece.

StringTown includes artwork in its annual magazine. We include black and white art on the inside and color art for the cover.

You may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork. All artwork must be submitted in digital format.