Submissions to Scarlet

Scarlet is a monthly blog dedicated to publishing the work of artists whose pieces give voice to the complexities of our multiple identities. In keeping with JIP’s mission to uplift marginalized voices, Scarlet aims to showcase bold and unique framings of the view from the margins, giving strong preference to writing that questions norms and provokes discourse. We are looking for work that redraws lines and reclaims spaces, as well as writing that is pithy, deliberate, and/or experimental.

Scarlet invites original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions in English from emerging and established writers from January 1st to June 30th, and September 1st to November 30th. Submissions are NOT accepted during the months of July, August, or December. 

You may submit up to three poems at a time. Fiction and creative nonfiction should be limited to a single piece that is 2500 words or less. All Submissions must be e-mailed in a Microsoft Word document or PDF, with page breaks between poems. Prose should be double-spaced. Please include a short bio in the body of your e-mail, and identify the type of work you are submitting (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) in the e-mail’s subject line. 

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not permitted. Please allow three months between submissions. 

Payment for submissions selected for publication on Scarlet is $40.
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Manuscript Submissions

Jaded Ibis Press welcomes submissions from women, writers of color, writers with disabilities, queer writers, and other silenced or culturally marginalized or disenfranchised writers. At this time, we publish prose books only. Manuscripts can be fiction or nonfiction. Manuscripts must be extremely well written, compelling, and contain ideas that contribute to the progress of social justice.

We offer authors royalties of 40% net profit of book sales. Standard royalties are generally 10% to 15%. We’re proud to offer the highest royalty rate (that we know of) in independent publishing.

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