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“is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to challenge, engage and entertain – but never exclude. We want to reconnect readers with writers. Therefore, after publication, readers and writers will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences together on our blog.
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. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Please type ‘submission’ in the subject line. Any email with an attachment will be deleted without being read.”