SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Selkie accepts work by individuals who self-identify as underrepresented in terms of race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sex, socio-economic class, neurodivergence, disability and refugee/immigration status. If you’re uncertain about whether or not this is you, please get in touch with us.

We are also open to submissions written in Scots, English dialects not recognised by mainstream publishing, and translations into English.

There is no submission fee, and we do not currently pay for website submissions. Contributors retain all rights to their work.

For more information, visit the About and FAQ page or email us at contact [at] theselkie.co.uk

Poetry

Up to 5 poems across a maximum of 5 pages

Prose

Fiction

Short stories: 1,000–4,000 words
Flash fiction: under 1,000 words

Nonfiction

Personal essays, narrative nonfiction, and memoir
1,000–3,000 words

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