The following guidelines provide an overview of the process and timing for submissions of fiction and essays to Starlite Pulp.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished.  Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

General Guidelines

We recommend sending only one complete story at a time. Multiple submissions will be read, but do not expect more than one piece of work to be published in any one issue. 

We only publish original material, i.e. first-ever publication in our review. We cannot run a piece that has already appeared on the web or elsewhere in print.  We have no set maximum length or minimum length--every submission will be read and considered (do keep in mind, however, that more than 25k words or so is getting into novella territory).  

Please include a cover letter in the text box on the application stating where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please do not submit book manuscripts at this time. Please only submit work written in English. Please use double-spacing.

We will notify you in writing of a decision on your work.  Best of luck!


Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can I expect to hear about my submission?

We aim to respond to all submissions within one month of receipt.

How can I check the status of my submission?

You can check the status of your submissions at any time by logging in and clicking on the status of your entry. If your status is ‘Received’, it has been received. If your status is ‘In-Progress’, your piece has been assigned to a member of our editorial staff.

Will contributors receive an honorarium in case their submissions are accepted?

Starlite Pulp will provide a $25 honorarium to contributors of Fiction and non-fiction upon acceptance and publication in the review. 

I’m having trouble logging in to check the status of my piece.

Please contact Submittable directly if you have any trouble with the database.

I’ve revised my piece since I have submitted. Can you consider a newer version of a piece rather than the one I submitted?

If you would like us to consider a newer version of an already submitted piece, please log in, withdraw your piece and submit again as a new submission. Please do not contact us separately asking us to replace a submission. 

My piece has been accepted for a different publication. How do I notify you?

If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please log in and withdraw your submission from our database.

Can I submit my piece somewhere else even if it’s still ‘In-Progress’ in your system?

Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission by logging in, clicking on your entry and following the instructions. Please do not write to Starlite Pulp asking to withdraw the piece. 


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