The Round Table Literary Journal publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art once a year. At present, we only accept prose submissions under 2500 words, although we will give preference to work under 1000 words. All submissions that follow our guidelines below will be considered for an upcoming issue.
Simultaneous Submissions: We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, please let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Rights: If your work is accepted by the Round Table Literary Journal, you’re granting us First Serial Rights to showcase your work in our publication. At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you republish the work elsewhere, all we ask is that you please credit us as the first publisher.
Editing: The Round Table Literary Journal reserves the right to edit manuscripts for grammar or clarity issues without notification if necessary. If a manuscript requires a substantial amount of editing, we will notify the author of such changes for review before publication.
Response Time: We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible about your submission. If you haven’t heard from us in three months then query us; otherwise, please be patient. We are doing our best and giving each submission the attention it deserves.
Previously Published Work: The Round Table Literary Journal doesn’t consider previously published work (this includes journals, blogs, etc.).
Multiple Submissions: Please submit only one submission at a time and wait for a response before sending us another.
Payment: Contributors are paid in one copy of the journal in which her or his work appears. To purchase additional copies, please contact the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Please adhere to these formatting guidelines when submitting work to the Round Table Literary Journal:
--Name, email address, and phone number appears on the first page of the prose or poem
--Work is double spaced and is in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman)
--Document is saved as a rtf, .doc, or .docx file (we will not accept any other file types)
--Work has page numbers (this doesn’t apply to poem submissions)
We only accept one story per submission and this includes flash fiction. Please make sure the word count doesn’t exceed 2500 words (under 1000 words is even better). We are not interested in genre fiction or overtly religious material. If the guidelines aren’t followed your story will be returned at our convenience, unread.
We’re interested in personal, memoir, lyric, flash, and experimental essays; please, no critical essays. Make sure the word count doesn’t exceed 2500 words (under 1000 words is even better). If the guidelines aren’t followed your work will be returned at our convenience, unread.
We accept poetry submissions of 1-3 poems in a single Word document. We’re mainly interested in nontraditional forms, but if you have a sestina you believe will knock our socks off, feel free to give it a try. If the guidelines aren’t followed your submission will be returned at our convenience, unread. If you need to withdraw any individual poem (and not the entire submission of poems) from consideration, please email the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and let us know the title(s) that are no longer available.
Submit 1-3 images in JPEG format. If our guidelines aren’t followed your submission will not be considered and will be returned at our convenience. Each image should be numbered and named in this format: “1_title.” If the title of a work is long, you may abbreviate it in the image name.
Submit in a single .rtf, .doc or .docx file (titled “Statement”) the following:
- An artist statement (50-400 words) with no identifying information
- The name of the collection
- A list of submitted images with the following information in this order: Image Number, Image Title, Date (year), Medium, Dimensions.