Ravens in the Attic is on the lookout for poetry and prose inspired by the Gothic: it may take on the classic tropes such as hauntings from an attic; twisted doppelgangers and mirrors; torn up wedding gowns or entirely new elements.
As of 19 May, submissions are now closed. Any submissions received after this date will not be read or considered for publication in Issue Two.
All submissions will be read blind, please leave names and identifying information off your document.
By submitting, you agree that your work may be later created as an audio file which will appear on places such as YouTube or Soundcloud.
Send one JPG file of something which interprets the theme and will be considered as cover art. Please impose typical cover text over the image: example, "Ravens in the Attic: Issue Two."
Send one poem of no more than eight pages in a PDF or doc.x format.
Send up to 3,500 words in a PDF or doc.x format. Pages should be numbered, and written in 12-point Times New Roman or similar font.
Include a short third-person bio of up to 60 words as cover letter, and any social media links - Twitter, Instagram, blog/site etc.
Send work to Sarah at
The following will not be accepted: Fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, slut-shaming, racism, sexism, homophobic work, ableism. Hateful content that can be construed as a personal attack on an individual, culture, religion or group will also not be accepted.
Note: if you successfully place work with Ravens, please wait a further six months before submitting further work. This enables Ravens to work with other writers.
If you are unsuccessful, feel free to submit to the next issue's call for submissions.
Payment: This literary magazine intends to pay its authors.
Poetry: $30 NZD per poem.
Prose: $30 NZD per story up to 3,500 words.
Cover Art: $30 NZD for the cover image.
Payments will be made via PayPal accounts, so please ensure you have one.
As I'm flying solo, the reading period may vary from one to four weeks. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let me know if work is placed elsewhere.