Send up to three submissions as an attachment to email@example.com. Please consolidate them into one document if your submissions share the same genre. Include your genre in the subject line. List the title(s) of your submitted work in the email.
- You may include a biographical snippet (up to fifty words) with relevant links. Formal cover letters are nice but not necessary.
- Do not put your name anywhere in your submitted files. We read all of our submissions blind to avoid bias.
- We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us if another publication accepts your work. We do not accept previously published work.
- Accepted filetypes: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt.
Creative Nonfiction Guidelines:
For creative nonfiction we accept all forms of essays. We will publish short nonfiction pieces with a maximum of 1,000 words. We encourage our writers to try new things in the genre.
We’re looking for submissions of 1,000 words or less. Any subject matter is welcome.
Though we initially only read prose poetry, we will now consider all poetry. We prefer vivid poems that give us a sense of why they matter to the poet and reader. As with the other genres, poems should not be very long.
If your creative work doesn’t fit into any other category, this is the genre for you. Experimental writing is encouraged. Length should be 1,000 words or less.
Brief Encounter Guidelines:
Brief Encounters are flash fiction, flash nonfiction, flash genre-benders, or short poems that respond to a monthly prompt.
Treehouse will suggest a prompt every four weeks or so. Pieces submitted should take into account the theme chosen by Treehouse editors as a starting point for the BE or somehow relate to the subject within the submission. Beyond that, they can do whatever they want. Brief Encounters should be no longer than 400 words. We will publish a new BE every Thursday.
Brief Encounters should be labeled as such in the subject line of the email to distinguish from general submissions and should be attached as a word .doc. Feel free to send more than one in the same document.
Find our newest Brief Encounters and prompts here.