Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions for our April 2021 edition of the online literary magazine Makarelle - the deadline is

28th February 2021.

The theme will be Coming Unravelled - any stories, poems, drawings, photos, etc on the subject of being a fallible human in lockdown and beyond. We are not encouraging you to admit to any legal infringements (so no boasting about having parties in lockdown, please). We are, however, hoping to lift each other with admissions of human weaknesses, such as hiding in a cupboard with a glass of wine to get away from the kids for ten minutes, drunk texting an ex, struggling with mental health. You can be as funny, black-humoured or angry as you like. Swearwords are not an issue.

Please submit your fiction, poetry and non-fiction contributions as a Word document, using a regular font such as Arial or Times New Roman, size 12.

Visual art should be submitted as a jpg or png. All art must be your own work and must be previously unpublished.

We welcome a one-or two-line bio with any info you may have on your own website or social media links.

Please limit short stories to a maximum of 2000 words. There is no minimum.

We are an independent zine and cannot offer payment for submissions at this point. There is no submission fee. Artists retain all rights to their work.

Please email your submission to