The theme for our Summer 2021 issue of Makarelle was... (drumroll...):


The word 'tattoo' has many meanings, from body art to drumming and festivals.

We accepted submissions on any interpretation of the term.

Our submissions window closed on June 11th and we are happy to have received many beautiful contributions.

You can read your free copy of Makarelle Summer 2021 here

Submission Guidelines
(the submission window for the autumn issue opens on August 20th, 2021)

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. 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All art must be your own work and must be previously unpublished.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 one-or two-line bio with any info you may have on your own website or social media links.

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. There is no minimum.

Please send us only one short story, or three poems (max 40 lines each) or three pieces of visual art 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.

We are an independent online zine (run by volunteers) and cannot offer payment for submissions at this point. We are currently working very hard behind the scenes to change this as soon as possible.
Artists retain all rights to their work.

Please email your submission to