The theme of our next issue will be... ah, sorry, you will need to watch this space a little longer. We will announce the theme soon!

Our submission window for the summer issue will be open from June 9th to June 30th, 2022.

The Summer 2022 issue will be published on July 29th, 2022.

Submission Guidelines

We are volunteer-run, so we are charging £3 per submitted piece. All money goes to the upkeep of the magazine and website. It also means that we can pay the small sum of £10 to the writers who have been selected as the featured entry in each category:
- short story/fiction
- short story/creative non-fiction

- flash fiction

- poetry

Visual art submissions will be accepted for free

Step 1: Format your piece to the standards given below.
Step 2: Email your submission to

Step 3: Pay your submissions fee (£3 for every submitted story/flash or £3 for up to three poems) via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account for this) on this link:

Step 4: Click on 'add a note' and enter the title of your piece/pieces.

If you would prefer to save us the PayPal fee, you can pay by bank transfer to

Makarelle Ltd

Account number 85014972

Sort Code 60-83-71

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.

Please use the following format for the name of the file:
title author word count genre (Example: The Stranger by John Smith 1400 short story fiction)

Visual art should be submitted as a jpg or png. Images must be clear and in high resolution.

All art must be your own work and must be previously unpublished.

Please state the title of your work and the medium (short story, poem, visual art, fiction, CNF etc.) in the subject header.

In the body of the email please include a short bio with any info you may have on your own website or social media links. (For examples click here.)

Please let us know your preferred pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them)

We need to know your actual name but we are happy to publish your work under your chosen pen name.

Please limit short stories to a maximum of 2000 words. Stories of up to 100 words are categorised as flashfiction.

Please send us only one short story or three poems (max 40 lines each) per submission window.

Make sure you are sending us the final version as our brains will melt under the strain of replacing previous entries with new ones.

Artists retain all rights to their work.

At the end of each year, we select the best pieces for our anthology, which is available in print (Of course you can opt out if you like). Take a look at Makarelle Anthology - ONE.