We are temporarily closed to fiction and poetry submissions.
We love previously unpublished quirky writing that makes sense, preferably flash fiction (less than 1000 words). We are eager to read short creative nonfiction also. We rarely accept submissions that have over 2700 words. We enjoy poems that we understand, preferably not rhyming poems, unless you make the rhyme so fascinating we’ll wonder why we ever said anything about avoiding rhymes. Give us something fresh, unexpected, and will make us say, “Wow!” We’re not interested in homophobic, religious rants, or pornographic, violent stories.
We are always interested in publishing intriguing photography, artwork, and graphic (you know, comics) literature. Send all artwork as jpg or gif. We like to have at least three images.
If you'd like to read your work on You Tube, send us the link.
Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.
Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.
Always include a short (less than 50 words) third person bio. Please send no more than One prose selections and no more than Three poems. Wait until your hear from us before you send more work. If your work is accepted by another publication, please notify us immediately.
In your cover letter, please inform us if we have published you before.
We are unable to pay for work. If the work we have posted is later used in another magazine, we ask that you credit Foliate Oak for first publishing it. Authors retain their own rights and copyright to their works. Foliate Oak only requests one-time, nonexclusive rights. Work will remain archived indefinitely, unless author/artist ask that it be removed from our website.
After you receive a rejection/acceptance notice, please wait one month before submitting new work. Submission Period: August 1 -April 24. We do not read submissions during summer break.
We are not producing a print issue this year.
We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form.
We love memoir, personal essays, collaborations, literary journalism, hyrid prose, lyric essays, photo essays, long and brief, but preferably less than 2500 words.
Please: No previously published work.
If your work is accepted by another publication, please notify us immediately.
We are interested in expanding our media. We're eager to review your spoken and perfomance pieces. Have you made a short film? Try us. If you'd like to submit a video of you performing your work, singing a song even, send it our way and we'll see what we can do with your submission.
Please include a brief third person bio.
We are always interested in publishing intriguing photography, artwork, and graphic (you know, comics) literature. If you are sending a one-page comics or excerpts from a graphic novel, use PDF or. JPG format. We like to have at least three images but please send no more than six samples. We are seeking illustrations, photographs, and videos to accompany our written pieces. We'd like to see photo essays.
Please keep your images below 5 MB. If for some reason we need a larger image, we will contact you. We live in the land of slow internet.
Always include a short (less than 50 words) third person bio.