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.
Up to 5 poems across a maximum of 5 pages
Short stories: 1,000–4,000 words
Flash fiction: under 1,000 words
Personal essays, narrative nonfiction, and memoir