The Selkie is committed to working with marginalised and/or underrepresented voices and will only accept work by/concerned with: individuals identifying as women; people of colour; minorities in predominantly white nations; refugees and first-generation immigrants; LGBTQIA+; those living with mental illness, or physical or other disabilities; those persecuted for their political or religious beliefs; victims of violence, or domestic or sexual abuse; and those without access to higher education degrees, living below the poverty line, or who are/have been homeless or incarcerated.
Please clarify which of the above you or your work identifies within your email, further details are not necessary. This information will be treated confidentially; we will not make any personal details public without your written permission.
Submissions must be attached as a Microsoft Word compatible document. We aim to respond to submissions within two weeks.
Flash fiction, short stories, and extracts from novels.
Flash fiction: under 1,000 words
Short stories and extracts: 1,500–4,000 words
Send submissions to: email@example.com
Maximum 5 pages.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal essays, narrative nonfiction, and memoir.
Send submissions to: email@example.com
Essays on art/illustration, and interviews.
Artwork and illustrations can also be sent to be featured alongside relevant posts and/or our social media channel.
Art and Illustration: 500 words minimum
All images must be of high quality and in PNG or JPEG format.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure your submission is accompanied by a short author biography (about 2–3 sentences). You’re welcome to submit a photograph along with the bio, but this isn’t necessary.