The Weary Blues welcomes submissions of poetry, short fiction, visual art and photography, as well as short critical essays and reflections. Please follow all submission guidelines precisely as they are listed on this page – scroll down to ensure that you have read these in their entirety. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will  be ignored.

Please note that our current submission window is open from April 4th – May 26th, 2017. Submissions outside of this window will not be considered.

Literary submissions, including critical pieces, should be sent to Emily Cullen:
emily [at] newbinarypress [dot] com

Visual art and photography should be sent to:
editor [at] newbinarypress [dot] com

Please remove all spaces and replace the [at] and [dot] as required. We have presented the e-mail address in this fashion as a precaution against spam.

Submissions Guidelines

The Weary Blues does not accept simultaneous submissions. Please submit to only one category per edition.

All submissions should be accompanied by a third-person biographical note.

The work being sent for consideration, your biographical note, and profile photo (if you wish to include one) are all to be contained in one single file ( .pdf, .doc, .docx or .rtf), which should also list your full name, e-mail address and contact details at the beginning. Please ensure that the formatting of your work is print ready and will appear as intended across differing formats.

Name this file using the following convention:
[Poetry/Short Fiction] – [Author] – [Title, Title]
Poetry – Forename Surname – Title of Poem

Please submit no more than 5 poems, with a page break between each piece.  Short fiction and critical essays should be limited to approximately 2,500 words, though exceptions will always be considered (within reason). Please submit no more than two stories.

Visual Art & Photography

Please submit no more than two images, and please ensure that these are named. In addition, include some brief biographical details, and some details on the origins of the submitted work (background, inspiration, influence, methods etc). You may also submit a suitable profile photo, if you wish. Please include your full name and e-mail address with your biographical details. Include all photos and details within one single file.

Name this file using the following convention:
Art – [Author] – [Title, Title]
Art – Joe Bloggs – Title of Artwork

Response & Copyright

Please allow sufficient time for a response. The copyright for work that has been submitted remains with the author, though we would ask that you credit The Weary Blues and New Binary Press in any subsequent publications. All issues pertaining to existing copyright and licensing agreements are the responsibility of the individual making the submission. By submitting your work to The Weary Blues, you are giving permission for that work to be freely reproduced by the journal in any particular mode or form that they see fit. Your work will be offered freely online and via other means of distribution, to as wide an audience as possible. By submitting your work to The Weary Blues, you are stating that you are the sole owner of the work, and that you are legally entitled to grant publication rights to this journal. You also agree to assume full responsibility for any legal issues that might arise as a consequence of the work being published.

A digital journal of literature and art | ISSN: 2009-521X