If submitting fiction, please send only one (1) piece. Short stories may be 12,000 words or less. 

*Please specify if this would be your first-ever publication in a print or online journal. As an eligible publisher, Deluge will be nominating eligible contributors for the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers*

From the PEN site: "The story must be the writer’s first English publication of ANY genre that has undergone an editorial review process and been accepted and  published in a literary journal, book, media outlet, or other  publication that the author is not academically or professionally  associated with."

We prefer that you attach your submission as a MS Word DOC.