We are loose on the rules here at Boston Accent; we just ask that if you’re going to break them, do it in style.


  • Attach all submissions to an email sent to that includes your name, a short bio, and a black-and-white contributor photo. Feel free to add your website or social media handles if you would like.

  • Include your pronouns with your submission (or in your bio, if that’s easier for you).

  • In the subject line, cite the category to which you are submitting work (Ex. Submission: Poetry).

  • Please use .doc, .docx, or .pdf files for written submissions.

  • Work must be original and previously unpublished.

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Authors and artists retain all rights to their work.


Submissions are always open on a rolling basis. We will respond if your piece has been accepted, but we are currently unable to respond to each submission. Issues are published six times per year online. Check below for genre-specific guidelines:

Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems of any form, style, or length. Shock us. Make us squirm, make us laugh, make us cry.

Fiction: Submit up to 2 pieces of fiction of no more than 7,000 words. Flash fiction is more than welcome, and we'll consider up to 3 pieces.

Nonfiction: Send one piece of creative nonfiction of no more than 5,000 words, or up to 3 short pieces, each 800 words or fewer.

Art: Submit up to 5 pieces of artwork in any medium. Feel free to include a short artist's statement or explanation of your work, although this is not required. If you have trouble attaching files to an email, let us know. Please send .jpg or .jpeg files if possible. NOTE: The file name should also be the title of your piece (if untitled, label as such).


Thank you! We look forward to reviewing your work.

Seriously. We're excited.

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