The Troubadour accepts works of short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and visual art. Basically, we like words and pictures; if your submission fits one of those categories, send it our way. You can email submissions to, with the word 'submission' in the subject line. We'll do our best to respond to every submission within two weeks.

Push Pop: We're currently accepting submissions for Push Pop: A June 2016 Series. We want to know what June has you thinking about, specifically as it relates to push pops. Your piece does not have to reference push pops directly, but it must evoke them. We're accepting push pop evocations in the forms of fiction, poetry, visual art and nonfiction. Please keep submissions under 2,500 words. Whatever, have fun.

Short Fiction: There is nothing sanitized about the stories we publish; we won't censor your story, and we don't want you to censor it either. We're interested in fiction pieces between 400 and 2,500 words, but we will consider shorter or longer pieces of exceptional quality.

Poetry: Good poetry takes a word, a phrase, a sentence and loads it with as much meaning as possible. Don't send us a nursery rhyme (unless it's just a damn good nursery rhyme). Poems should be single-spaced, titled, with clear stanza breaks. 

Non-Fiction: We're interested in creative non-fiction. This can be a narrative piece, an essay, or something else entirely—you're free to challenge form. Show us how you see the world. Non-fiction pieces should be between 50 and 2,000 words.

*Anonymous submissions will be considered, but we always prefer to attach a name to the story.

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