There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Deluge  welcomes work that has not been previously published.

(If you are submitting a chapbook manuscript to Radioactive Cloud - a micropress and collaboration between Radioactive Moat and Cloud Rodeo - please scroll to the bottom of this page. These guidelines only apply to Deluge submissions.)

What we consider:  


Poetry,  fiction, translations, essays, book/chapbook reviews, short films,  poem-films, photography, and art. (Please note: we would love to pay our  contributors, but we simply cannot afford to.) It is highly recommended that  you read an issue of Deluge before submitting your work to be  considered for publication in Deluge. In the event of  publication, Deluge obtains one-time online rights and archival rights.  Please note: authors and artists retain all copyrights to their work.

What we like:  Marosa  di Georgio, Kim Hyesoon, Yi Sang, Aase Berg, Raúl Zurita, Hiromi Itō,  J.K. Huysmans, Hannah Weiner, James Merrill, Georges Bataille, Guy  Debord, Leslie Marmon Silko, Vasko Popa, the Black Took Collective,  Pierre Guyotat, Kobo Abe, Kathy Acker, Jean Genet, Hilda Hilst, Aimé  Césaire, William Gaddis, ASCO, Alfred Starr Hamilton, David Altmejd,  Kara Walker, Alexander McQueen, Matthew Barney, David Lynch, Harmony  Korine, John Waters, Kenneth Anger, and Hélio Oiticica

Submission guidelines:  we consider submissions year-round, but we only consider submissions  sent through our Submittable submissions manager (see link below).  Please also note: Deluge is a bi-annually published online  publication. Please send us only Word (doc.) or PDF (pdf.) files. If you  are sending us a short film to consider, please simply include a link  to the video somewhere in your submission. Include all work in one  single document. If you send us five poems in five separate documents,  we will respond by sending you five rejection e-mails. Simultaneous  submission are permitted - just keep us updated. As far as our  response time goes, If you have not heard from us after five months,  feel free to reach out. Sometimes Deluge will respond instantly. If you are rude, Deluge might not respond at all.

For  poetry, submit 3-5 poems at a time. For fiction and nonfiction, please  send only one piece at a time. If you receive a rejection e-mail from  us, please wait at least six months before submitting again. If you  re-submit instantaneously, we will not read your submission.

Feel  free to include a brief bio with your submission, but please be aware  that your publishing history is no deciding factor. (When you decide to  share a comprehensive list of the 500 poems you've published in your  lifetime, we think this looks suspiciously desperate.)

Finally,  we welcome both previously published writers and emerging, unpublished  writers alike. (Your M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. guarantees you nothing.)

Have you published with us before?   Please know that while we do sometimes repeat-publish former  contributors, we do tend to prioritize writers who have not already  published with us. If you've published with us before and you receive a  rejection e-mail from us, please do not take it personally.