Please see individual listings for specific submission guidelines.

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Submit manuscripts of up to 7,500 words (or up to 25 pages)

  • For short shorts, we accept up to three at a time (please submit short shorts in one electronic document).
  • Fiction submissions should be typed, double-spaced, openly margined, and printed clearly.
  • The author's name, address, email address, and phone number should be included on the first page. Each subsequent page should have a page number.
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  • Poetry should be typed and single-spaced, with the author's name and contact info on the first page.
  • Stanza breaks should be double-spaced.
  • Please send no more than five poems at a time (with a maximum of fifteen pages total per submission).
  • Please submit all poems in one electronic document.
  • If a submitted poem is accepted elsewhere, please log into your account and write a note through the messages feature on your submission indicating the poem(s) that are no longer available.
  • Submit manuscripts of up to 7,000 words.
  • Nonfiction submissions should be typed, double-spaced, openly margined, and printed clearly.
  • The author's name, address, email address, and phone number should be included on the first page. Each subsequent page should have a page number and the author's name or title of the piece.
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  • Please submit one-act plays of no more than 20 pages.
  • Third Coast strongly encourages the submission of 10-minute plays that have had readings or productions, but have not received publication.
  • Please submit in standard play format.
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