Please note:- Submissions are only open for the Pen in The Door (PITD) community and you can request a special guidelines pdf by emailing us at pitches@theremnantarchive.com

TRA: WRITERS’ GUIDELINES

The Remnant Archive is committed to welcoming new voices and delightfully accepts submissions from everyone, especially women and non-binary individuals, members of the LGBTQIA community, and BIPOC. Please remember that the submissions are currently closed and will open for the winter issue in the later part of the year.

General Guidelines:

To submit, please compile your works relating to one genre in a single word/google document with 12 point Times New Roman font.

Please mention “Submission_genre” in the subject of the mail and mail your document to us at theremnantarchive@gmail.com. Please also include a short bio of you in the body of the email itself.
*If you wanna send your work for more than one genre, please send us that in different emails under different subjects.

We encourage you to submit poetry, prose, and reviews of literary and art pieces. We have no set maximum or minimum length, however, most of our published works are between the range of (250 to 1000) words.

Please keep in mind that TRA is not a paying market right now, although we hope to monetarily appreciate our contributors in future.

Lastly, please take note of the fact that we are not in a position to comment on each and every submission we get, but we’ll try our best to respond with short feedback.
The response time for submissions can range from 2-3 weeks. If you do not hear from us even after that period, don’t be hesitant in writing to us.

Important- Please submit work written in English only.

Poetry & Prose:

We want poems that are both moving and provide strong imagery to the reader. We are particularly attracted to poems that are experimental in nature, not just in form but also in the way they portray a subject. We are open to accepting general poetry (maximum 2 pages), Haikus and micro poetry (3-6 lines). Short prose that defies structural order also falls under poetry for us. Send us a maximum of 3 poems combined in one single document for one reading period.

For Prose, please make sure that your piece(s) has a stronger, deeper meaning involved. We want soft, lucid prose that builds up imagery. Make sure that your work is a product of fiction. Send us a maximum of 2 fiction prose.

Reviews:

These are surreal and unprecedented times. Send us your reviews of books, essays and art that helped you be yourself and find relevance. Tell us what makes it special for you, how it moved you, made you a different person. Don’t be afraid of experimenting. Draw comparisons from the novel into real life. How does our society work? What is the essence of living? Be innovative, write about your favourite character, how would they react in these times?
We hold a special place for reviews corresponding to contemporary and indigenous art.

Send us a maximum of 2 reviews combined in one document.

Visual Art:

Submit to us your art pieces that speak your emotions, abstract and otherwise. Please don’t send us art on topical or current events if it does not relate universally.

Send us a maximum of 3 art pieces with appropriate titles in one single document.