At this time, we are considering work for themed-issues only.

The theme for the next issue is “Magic Tricks, Gambling, and Las Vegas.” The issue’s launch is intended for Summer 2014.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Email submissions only.
  • All submissions must include a 1-3 line biography, name, and email address.  We reserve the right to edit bios.
  • Work accepted year round.
  • Poetry - limit 3 poems; send as an attachment to preserve formatting.
  • Flash Fiction – limit 800 words; send as an attachment to preserve formatting.
  • Please do not send previously published work.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions.
  • Response time is typically within 90 days. Please feel free to query.
  • We do not issue separate author’s consent forms. By submitting, you grant us permission to publish your work, if selected.
  • Carnival is nonpaying.
  • All rights to materials published in Carnival are retained by the individual authors and artists.


Rev. 11/2013