We consider a variety of genres. Preference will be given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. All submissions must be original work in English. We do not consider previously published work, which includes work publicly displayed on message boards, social networking websites, and your personal website. Simultaneous submissions are okay, provided you let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Once published in Lowestoft Chronicle, any subsequent publication of your piece should include the credit "first published in Lowestoft Chronicle."
Issue #45: December 1, 2020 — February 15th, 2021
Fiction: Submit manuscripts of any genre up to 3,000 words for consideration. Avoid sending stories with a word count in excess of 3,000 words. In contrast to my Humanities schoolteacher, who would place exam papers on a grocery scale and grade according to weight, at Lowestoft Chronicle we always give priority to shorter manuscripts. However, unless it is poetry, bite size submissions under 100 words will probably be considered too slight for our scales and will likely be rejected.
Poetry: We accept all forms of poetry, but please only submit one or two of your very best poems per reading period.
Non-Fiction: Narrative non-fiction, commentary, slice of life and memoirs are welcome. Humorous pieces are especially welcome. Please keep submissions under 3,000 words.
Send work as plain text in the body of an email, or as an attachment, and please include your name, pseudonym (if used), the title of your work, and a brief bio. Please state whether it is fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, as it is not always obvious. All submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to respond to submissions in a timely manner, but please allow 30 days for a reply. If you haven't heard back from us after this time, please email us with your query and include the title of your work in the subject line. Due to recent arm wrestling defeats our bank manager, Devron, has claimed “dibs” on all our profits, and so at present Lowestoft Chronicle cannot provide payment to contributors. If circumstances change (i.e. one of our staff actually beats him) we will let you know.
Upon acceptance, Lowestoft Chronicle assumes first publication rights for 30 days from publication, after which all rights revert back to the author. However, we reserve the non-exclusive right to include your work in our archives and anthologies, electronic or print.