Standard Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 spring edition of Cargoes. All written submissions should be sent to by December 12th, 2013. All visual art should be submitted by the end of January. We accept fiction (up to 8 pages,) poetry, essays, plays, and visual art.

All submissions:

– In the subject of the e-mail, please include your name and “Cargoes spring submissions.) Ex. “John Doe 2014 Cargoes spring submissions.
– Must be submitted by e-mail to
– You must use Times New Roman 12pt font.
– You may submit to more than one genre if desired.
– Your name may or may not be included on your submission. Either way, it will be removed by the editors for a blind reading from our staff.


– Fiction submissions should be double-spaced.
– You may submit flash fiction, short stories, and excerpts of novels.
– Any fiction submission may be no more than eight pages long.


– Poetry submissions may be double or single spaced.
– You may submit up to five pieces of poetry.
– Poems can be any length or style.


– Essay submissions should be double-spaced.
– They must be no longer than eight pages.


– Submit the full manuscript.
– Excerpt clearly which part you would like to have considered, unless the piece is under eight pages.

Visual Art:

– Please e-mail your submission in the highest possible resolution you have available.
– If it is not of adequate resolution, we will not be able to judge your piece.


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