Submission Guidelines

Stand publishes work by new and established writers.  Writers send work to us from all over the world.

Email submissions are preferred

Stand can only consider previously unpublished material, including that sent in by literary agents. We do not read or accept submissions sent simultaneously to other journals. Manuscripts sent from the UK should be accompanied by a Stamped, self-addressed envelope. Submissions from outside the UK must include an email address for the editors' response, as International Reply Coupons are no longer generally available.

Submissions may be made at any date. However, we often have a backlog of important writing awaiting publication. We will try to indicate when accepted work might be printed.

The most important advice we can give to anyone thinking of sending new work to Stand is to read some copies of the magazine beforehand. It should help you to decide whether your poems or stories are likely to appeal to the Editors and, most importantly, to the readers.

There is some very good advice to those hoping to get their work published in the Writer’ and Artists’ Yearbook. In 2007, and later years, the author of the Advice was Michael Schmidt, founding editor of Carcanet, P N Review, himself a poet and critic and Professor of Poetry. His advice is sensible, good-humoured, and fits what we believe at Stand.

It is normal to submit no more than 4 to 6 separate poems.

Fiction submissions under 3,000 words are preferred. Stand is one of the few international journals that accepts substantial new stories.

We do not normally accept reviews or other articles which have not been previously arranged with us.

All submissions are read by at least two members of the Editorial team. Sometimes work may be read by four or more. We try to notify contributors of success or rejection within three months of the original submission.

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