Submissions

All submissions should be sent through Submittable, which may be accessed via the button below. Alternatively, specific genres may be accessed via the links following each set of guidelines.

We accept submissions by email or snail mail only under special circumstances. If you are in a position that does not allow you to pay the submission fee or are unable to submit via Submittable, please send an email to puntvolatlit@gmail.com.

We are currently closed for submissions.

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FICTION

All submissions should be formatted using a standard twelve-point font and double-spaced. Page numbers help. One longer piece of about 8000 words or fewer or up to three shorter pieces of about 3000 words or fewer are best. Submit only once per reading period. We accept .doc(x) and .pdf. Submit fiction here.

POETRY

All submissions should be formatted using a standard twelve- or eleven-point font. Up to six poems may be sent in a single document. Submit only once per reading period. We accept .doc(x) and .pdf. Submit poetry here.

VIDEO

All submissions should be thirty minutes or fewer. One longer-form video or up to two shorter-form videos per reading (viewing) period may be sent. Submit only once per reading period. We prefer YouTube and Vimeo links but also accept .mp4, .mov, avi., and .mpg. Submit video here. Please be aware that some .mp4 files do not play in Quicktime (which makes it difficult to view the submission), so you may be asked to resubmit using a different format.

VISUAL

All submissions should be digital works or representations of works. Up to six files per reading (viewing) period may be sent. Submit only once per reading period. We accept .jpg or .png. Submit visual media here.

MUSIC

All submissions should be thirty minutes or fewer. Up to two songs or audio recordings per reading (listening) period may be sent. Submit only once per reading period. We accept .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, and .wav. Submit music here.

OTHERWISE

All submissions should include multiple media formats. Up to six files per reading (otherwise) period may be sent. Submit only once per reading period. We accept any combination of .doc(x), .pdf, YouTube or Vimeo links, .mp4, .mov, avi., .mpg, .jpg, .png, .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, and .wav. Submit otherwise here. Please be aware that some .mp4 files do not play in Quicktime (which makes it difficult to view the submission), so you may be asked to resubmit using a different format.