Anchor & Plume Press | Kindred Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


This is the submissions manager for Anchor & Plume, a small press based in the Deep South, dedicated to publishing work that is a celebration of language and place. 

We only accept submissions for our chapbook/book list during our open reading period. Our 2017 reading period will open fall 2017.

Kindred, our lit mag, is published twice a year—spring/summer and fall/winter. We read year round. 

Please take time to submit under the heading that best fits your submission. 

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Kindred Magazine is currently reading for:

:: Issue 12. This is our delayed fall/winter 2016 issue. This issue will be published in early summer 2017. We are currently seeking prose poems, poetry, flash fiction, and photography for the issue. 

We would like to see:  Work that is smart & thoughtful, the intersection of personal & the geographic, imaginings, writerly habits especially with glimpses into journals/sketchbooks, a touch of Southern Gothic, a short series of poems and/or vignettes.

We're not interested in:  rants, informal writing/blog entries, writing on politics and the like.
  • For all submissions, please use Times or Times Roman, 12 point type with one inch margins. Word files only, please.
  • For poetry submissions, please submit up to 7 poems in a single document. There are no length restrictions on individual poems. Poems do not need to be double-spaced.
  • For nonfiction submissions, please submit one nonfiction piece between 2,000 and 6,000 words, double-spaced. 
  • For fiction submissions, please submit one short story or novel excerpt between 2,000 and 10,000 words, double-spaced. 
  • For flash fiction or flash nonfiction, please submit 1 or 2 pieces in a single document, maximum of 2,000 words, double-spaced.
  • We do not accept previously published material. Previously published means print, web, and personal blogs.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please notify us immediately if a submission is accepted elsewhere. In the case of poetry or flash, or to withdraw a single poem from consideration, please notify us via our Contact form. Use Submittable's “withdraw” feature if you wish to withdraw all of your poems or flash pieces.
  • Due to time constraints, we cannot comment on all work. A lack of a personal note does not indicate dislike of your work.
  • We do not offer critiques of work nor do we respond to requests for further feedback at this time. 
  • If you prefer to send your work via snail mail, send a printed copy of your work and cover letter (no staples, no folds) to: Anchor & Plume, P.O. Box 80142, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.