CUCKOO CHRONICLE IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS. IT WILL RE-OPEN IN LATER IN 2016.
Cuckoo Chronicle is a bi-annual online literature journal for young writers aged 15-21. We like innovative, original work by young writers, and aim to both support talent development and showcase high quality work. We accept poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, excerpts from longer fiction (providing they make sense as a stand alone piece) and creative non-fiction (not reviews). We also love to receive audio/ video/ film- so send us your songs, performances and illustartions too. We’re also interested in illustrations too. BE CREATIVE.
We also offer a Cuckoo prize of £50 for the best submission of every issue!
All submissions are read by our Editorial Committee made up of young people, also aged 15-21. They decide what goes into Cuckoo, edit pieces and decide on the editorial direction of Cuckoo Chronicle.
Read Cuckoo Chronicle (or, at the moment, an issue of Cuckoo Quarterly!). This will help you suss out what kind of thing we like. The best way of becoming a Cuckoo Chronicle writer is to be a Cuckoo Chronicle reader!
Please submit your work in an attachment (NOT the body of the email). One piece of work per attachment please! Make sure the title of the work and your name are included on each piece.
Word limits are:
Poetry: no word limit, but we prefer recordings of long poems!
Short fiction/ Non-fiction/ Periodical: maximum 1000 words
Flash fiction: maximum 300 words
We accept a maximum of 5 submissions per person.
Please do not send Cuckoo Chronicle school essays. They will not be published.
We accept simultaneous submissions (which means that you can submit your work to other publications at the same time you submit to us). However, please let us know if a submission gets accepted elsewhere.
Please include a short bio in the body of the email (100 word max.)
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CUCKOO CHRONICLE IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS. IT WILL RE-OPEN LATER IN 2016.
We will reply to you to acknowledge receipt of your work but then you won’t hear from us again until after the Editorial Committee has met and a decision about your work has been made. If you have any questions while you wait, email email@example.com. We’re a friendly bunch and will get back to you asap.
Be aware that we will copy edit your work if it is selected for publication. We may offer editorial suggestions, but won’t make any substantial changes without consulting the author of the piece.
Submitting to Cuckoo Chronicle offers the opportunity to get your creative work published and to share it with others.