You want to share your work with us? Really? Wow, we’re flattered. We are a bit loose on the rules here at Boston Accent; we just ask that if you’re going to break them, do it in style.

That being said, read our “official guidelines” here:

  • Attach all submissions to an email sent to that includes your name, contact information, and a short bio.
  • In the subject line, cite the category to which you are submitting your work (Ex. Submission: Poetry). 
  • Please use .doc, .docx, or .pdf files only for written submissions.
  • Work must be original (duh) and previously unpublished.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere so that we can raise a drink to you.
  • Authors and artists retain all rights to their work.


Submissions are always open on a rolling basis. Feel free to reach out if we haven't responded in four month's time. Issues are published six times per year online. Unfortunately, we ourselves are broke artists who compile this journal without pay and so cannot afford to pay contributors, but we will promote the hell out of your work. 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. Sadly, we are no longer accepting novel excerpts; however, if you have submitted an excerpt before 2/20/17, we will still consider the piece.

Nonfiction: Tell us your story! Reveal your secrets! Submit up to 2 pieces of creative nonfiction. Please keep pieces under 7,000 words.

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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