Submissions are currently closed.
Stanchion pays $10 + each contributor receives complimentary copy of the issue.

What Stanchion is Looking For

Stanchion is looking for original, never-before-published short stories (3000-ish word max), flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, prose poems, stray thoughts, short screenplays, monologues, experimental work, interviews with inanimate objects, comics, black & white photography (vertical, portrait-oriented images are preferred), black & white drawings, black & white collage art, and other evocative images of mixed media artwork (also, you guessed it, in black and white).

Happy, sad, melancholic, murderous, reflective, speculative, horrific, joyful, artful, goofy, sentimental (without being sappy) -- anything and everything is on the table*. I love powerful, beautiful, energetic, unusual work, work that takes chances, writing that has something to say without beating the reader over the head with a message, work that has a soul and a beating heart, is vulnerable, and most importantly of all, is honest and 100% original.

*no abuse, rape, or violence toward women, children or animals will be tolerated or considered.

Money and Rights:

All creators who have original/never before published work accepted for publication will receive $10, one complimentary copy of that issue of Stanchion.

You retain all rights to your work. I only request that you do not republish/reuse the work again in the same quarter the issue is published. I also kindly request that you share the good news (your acceptance and the issue itself once it arrives) because word of mouth is essential to keep a small press like Stanchion going strong, but ask that you please please please do not share your entire piece in full online or on social media. Stanchion exists only in print on purpose, and I'd very much like to keep it that way, like a secret that is tangible, physical, and feels best in the hands of those who believe in it. Thank you for understanding. Share selfies with your issue, pieces of your work within, and the link for others to order, and help spread the word without giving away the whole thing. Thank you!


Stanchion is a safe, open place to submit your work for consideration. No matter where you're from, what you look like, or who you love, you're welcome to become a part of the Stanchion family.

Thank you for trusting Stanchion with your creativity, your art, your voice, and your work. I'll take good care of it and share it with people who will appreciate it.