Spartan considers literary prose submissions of fifteen hundred words or less. Please read an issue before submitting.
We accept simultaneous submissions, with the request that we are notified immediately if a piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.
We do not accept multiple submissions, except in the case of linked micro fictions and/or prose poems. For linked micro fictions, the entire series must be two thousand words or less. For micro fictions and prose poems, please send no more than five at a time.
To submit, paste the entire text into an email and send it to spartaneditor (at) gmail.com. No attachments. We only accept electronic submissions. Please do not query regarding your submitted piece until thirty days have passed.
We release online issues quarterly and short-run print issues, compiled from stories published online, annually. For accepted pieces, we require non-exclusive rights for both online and print appearances.
Starting with our Spring 2017 issue, we will pay contributors $20 for each published story or series of micro fictions and prose poems. Those included in the print journal receive a free contributor's copy.
We have four submission windows each year. Any pieces submitted outside of the submission windows will be deleted unread. The submission windows are:
Fall: October through November
Winter: January through February
Spring: April through May
Summer: July through August