Submissions

Prole

Submissions

Submissions for Prole, Poetry and Prose are open.

 

Submission guidelines.

 

Prole promotes accessible literature of high quality. Anything that we publish will be intelligent, engaging and impact the reader in a variety of ways. We want to appeal to a wide audience and reconnect a broad readership with excellent examples of poetry and short prose. Anything that sniffs of literary elitism is highly unlikely to make it through the editorial process. If it does, it’s only because we won’t have noticed and the piece has other areas of merit. Obscure references and highly stylised structures and forms that exist only to aggrandise the writer and appeal to the coffee lounges of our older universities are not welcome.

 

Remember, at Prole, it’s the reader who comes first. Anything that is accepted for publication will be considered to be: intelligent, engaging and likely to impact the reader in a variety of ways.

 

Reading previous copies of Prole will help writers to get a flavour of what we are about. Previous copies are available here.

 

All submissions should be in English and be free of grammatical and spelling errors.

 

All submissions should be your own, original work and you should hold all rights.

 

We do not accept work that has been previously published in print or e-zines. We will consider work that has appeared on social writing websites such as blogs and free membership writing sites. However, we do expect pieces to be removed from these sites before submission. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

 

Prose submissions.

 

Short story and creative non-fiction submissions are welcome. We are open to most themes, although we do not accept fan fiction. There is an upper word limit of 7500 words, but pieces of a shorter length are more likely to be accepted if the quality is right.

All submissions should be contained within the body of an email. You should include your legal name, contact details, word count and a short, third person author bio of no more than one hundred words.

 

To save time: all prose should be single spaced; plain arial font should be used; paragraphs should be single spaced unless you want to indicate a significant break; single speech marks should be used.

Send all prose submissions to: submissionsprose@prolebooks.co.uk

Please type ‘submission’ in the subject line.

Any email with an attachment will be deleted without being read.

 

Poetry submissions.

 

We are open to all forms of poetry whether it be structured or free, rhymed or blank, light or serious; we consider content and quality over form. Patience Strong inspired verse is discouraged. Individual poems are accepted, but we would prefer to see a small collection of up to five pieces. If you are submitting more than three poems, please limit the number of lines to sixty per poem. If you wish to submit longer poems, please limit yourself to a maximum of three pieces.

All submissions should be contained within the body of an email. You should include your legal name, contact details, word count and a short, third person author bio of no more than one hundred words.

To save time: all poetry should be single spaced unless you want to indicate a significant break; plain arial font should be used; single speech marks should be used.

Send all poetry submissions to: submissionspoetry@prolebooks.co.uk

Please type submission in the subject line.

Any email with an attachment will be deleted without being read.

 

Copyright:

 

Copyright will remain with our contributors. A standard contract will be sent out on acceptance.

 

Artwork Submissions.

 

We are open to submissions for front cover design. The design should be portrait orientated, measure 210mm x 148mm and be greyscale/black and white. These words should appear: Prole, poetry and prose, issue x - x being the issue you are submitting for.

Initial submissions should be sent as attached PDFs. On acceptance, we will request jpg format. You should include your legal name, contact details and a short, third person bio of no more than one hundred words. Send all artwork submissions to: submissionsprose@prolebooks.co.uk

Please type artwork in the subject line.

Copyright:

Copyright will remain with our contributors. A standard contract will be sent out on acceptance.

 

Payment.

 

On publication, every accepted contributor will receive a PDF version of the hard copy. We aim to give each contributor a monetary payment. Profits will be shared in the following way:

Four months from the publication date, profits made from the sale of the issue your work appears in will be calculated.

50% of any profit will be retained by Prole.

50% of any profit will be shared out between our contributors on a proportional points system.

Every poem published will score 1 point.

Every piece of prose published will score 3 points.

Cover design will score 1 point.

Payments will be worked out in a proportional nature.

For example: the whole publication contains 30 poems and 10 short stories. The publication has a points value of 60. £500 profit is made. A writer has five poems published and therefore holds five points.

50% of profit is retained by Prole = £250

50% of profit is shared between writers = £250

In the example given, our writer holds 5 points out of 60. His/her payment will be:

(5 ÷ 60) x £250 = £20.83

All payments will be made by PayPal.

 

Exceptions:

If profit made means any writer will receive less than £1 (UK sterling) no payments will be made to any writer.

Any profit made from sales of the publication that occur after four months will be retained by Prole.

 

We realise that this method is a little rough and ready. However, it provides us with the opportunity to pay writers without going broke!

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