Scarlet is a bimonthly 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. Submissions should be original works of poetry or prose that amounts to 1500 words, or less.

Payment for submissions selected for publication on Scarlet is $80.


We are looking for writing with no holds barred: visceral, subtle, loud, honest, confounding prose that tackles a personal or universal truth and that makes us see the world around us more clearly or from a different perspective. Whether the manuscript deals with themes related to social justice, persecution, feminism, or reveals something about what it’s like to struggle through this world, with all the related losses and triumphs and unanswered questions that entails, we want to read it! Our past publications explore these themes with an additional focus on intersectionality.

We are open to nonfiction and fiction submissions, short stories, and long-form prose. Above all, we are interested in superb writing that allows readers to question their place in the world and the nature of humanity at large. We can’t wait to read your work!

Jaded Ibis Press welcomes your comments or questions.

1. Submissions without full contact details will not be considered.

2. Authors are requested to inform Jaded Ibis Press immediately if the piece has been accepted by another publication.

Thank you so much for your interest in submitting your work. Currently, our submission process is closed, but we’ll be opening up again soon for our 2026-2027 publication. We can’t wait to see what you’ll submit!

First off, if you get your work accepted by us, congratulations! We can’t wait to work with you.
As a publisher, we ask for exclusive rights to your manuscript for its duration, including the rights to produce your work for Kindle, Print-on-Demand services, book club publications, and per the author’s approval, anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and other relevant works. 
For our literary blog Scarlet, we ask for exclusive rights to your material for one year starting at time of publication, with the same breadth of production rights outlined above.
For royalties, we pay 40% of net proceeds, including from print sales, ebook sales, and audiobook editions. We also offer a standard $1,000.00 advance on royalties payable on the publication date. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to marketing@jadedibispress.com, and we will do our best to answer in a timely manner.