Please do not submit new work until after you hear from us regarding your first submission.  If your work is accepted for publication, please wait one year before submitting again.  We like to showcase as many writers and artists as possible.  


Please Use Request to Edit for a partial withdraw. Please use Withdraw option if the entire submission must be withdrawn.   Please remember to withdraw your submission ASAP if it is accepted elsewhere.


Guidelines:

Please use block formatting (no left indents) for all prose submissions.

We are presently accepting original, unpublished works (including posting it on any website blog, deviant art, anywhere it can be found on the web).  In particular, we are interested in fiction and creative nonfiction anywhere from 25 to 3000 words in length, poetry (no more than 3 poems per submission, and you can submit all of them at the same time on Submittable), photo essays, artwork, comics, video, hybrid—look, we’ve got eclectic tastes here. Don’t be afraid to submit works that defy form or genre. We cannot pay you, but if it makes you feel better, we’re not getting paid either.

If your work is accepted, we will request an image that represents you (you can interpret this however you'd like)  to be included with your bio.  

Please keep your images below 5 MB for bios and art submissions.  If for some odd reason we need a larger image, we will contact you.

We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form, this includes work that has been published in print magazines, blogs, or anywhere online.  It's disheartening to publish something, then realize that it is posted somewhere else.


All rights revert to author.

If we have published you in the past, please mark that box when you submit your work, because knowing this up front saves us a lot of time when we make our pages.  If you fail to check that box to acknowledge that we have published your work in the past, you will be automatically rejected.

We do not accept submissions from current UAM MFA students.




Gravel is responding to our new president-elect with our new blog feature entitled, "All Trumped Up." We are calling on you to submit your latest, unpublished work (essays, CNF, poetry, flash, art) specifically in regard to the 2016 Presidential Election for publication in this section. Submissions will be reviewed and published on a rolling basis.  In particular, we want to hear from LGBTQA+, writers of color, disabled writers, survivors of abuse or assault, Muslims, undocumented migrants, and other marginalized groups. We want this to be a space for people to write intimately, and honestly about your reaction to our new president-elect.

Please submit book reviews for newly released (or forthcoming ) poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction  books. Author interviews are also appreciated.
We use block-formatting (no left indents).
We are interested in your best artwork, photography, comics.  Please submit at least 3 images,no more than 5.  We tend to have pokey internet, so please keep your files smaller than 3 MB.  

We don't charge our readers a fee to submit, but we get charged after we have 300 submissions.  It helps us if writers submit their submissions all at once, not separately, because that  can increase our operations costs. 

Do not submit work that is already posted on the web.

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.


Warning:  We are backlogged in poetry so it may take awhile before we can get to your submission.

Please submit no more than three poems. You may upload up to 3 files here.
DO NOT submit poems separately; doing so will increase our operations costs. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the poem from the submission manager. Poetry becomes complicated when people withdraw submissions.  We prefer vibrant poetry that we are able to understand.

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.

 We are open to lyrical essays, memoir, photoessays,  and hybrid forms of creative nonfiction. Please keep your submission below 3000 words. Please send just one submission, then wait until you hear from us before you submit another submission.

If your submission is fewer than 1000 words, you may want to submit under Flash.


We use block formatting (no left-indents).

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.

We use block formatting (no left-indents).  Submit one story, preferably less than 3000 words.  If your story is fewer than 1000 words, submit under Flash.

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.

Please keep these submissions below 1000 words.  .  You may submit up to 3 flash writings.

We use block formatting (no left-indents).

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.



 We are interested in expanding our media submissions.  We're eager to review your spoken and performance pieces, your short films, your quirky songs. Surprise us.


Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.