Submissions open August 1st and will close on the 31st of August. This is an open call for our 2nd Session. (If you published in our 1st Session, please wait till our next open call)

Send one to three previously unpublished pieces: short form, hybrid prose, flash, flash CNF, micro prose, essay, lyrical essay, or prose poems to Under 1,000 words. Traditional lined poetry will not be accepted. If you have something that you think could be right for us but are unsure, query. Cover letters are appreciated. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. We always try to respond as quickly as we can, but our timing will depend on the reading load; we aim to give each submission the care and consideration it deserves and we appreciate your patience.

Work should arrive in the same Word document when possible. Save the document with your name and the title of the first piece. Example: “Caboter Off Barnegat Light, Rogan Kelly.” In your email, type ‘submission’ in the subject line and your name.

We believe in the hard to figure and labels be damned. Flash, micro prose, short-shorts, prose poems; hybrid writing, 1,000 words or less. Boxed art, not easily boxed. Let others call it names; we publish the best short-form written-word.

Ran Off With the Star Bassoon holds first serial rights for work we publish, the right to reprint in other formats with your permission. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. Please cite Ran Off With the Star Bassoon if your work is published elsewhere in the future.