Submission Guidelines

We only accept previously unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions (please notify us through your submission if the work is simultaneous). It is your responsibility to tell us if your work has been accepted elsewhere; if so, please contact us immediately.
Include a cover letter with your submission and please leave us your name and a phone number within your email signature. In the cover letter, state what sub-genre you consider your work to be.

*If your work has been published on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or any other form of social media, we will be unable to consider your submission for publication due to Copyright.


We accept short stories, flash, and micro fiction: minimum of 60 words, maximum of 1,000; three pieces per submission.


We accept articles, short memoirs, journal entries, essays, letters, autobiographies, and philosophies: minimum of 80 words, maximum of 1,000 words maximum; can submit up to three pieces per submission.


We accept short plays and screenplays; minimum of 500 words, maximum of 2,000 words; can submit up to three pieces per submission.


We accept articles all year long; topic must be related to the arts. Include a title; a subtitle; 2 or 4 images or videos; minimum of 500 words and maximum of 800 words; can submit up to four pieces per submission.


We accept poetry in any form: 40 words minimum, 500 words maximum; single-spaced only; can submit up to three per submission; MP3 audio accepted as well.


We accept art in the forms of photography, drawings, collages, and painting; can submit up to six pieces per submission; JPEG only.

We are only an online literary magazine. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with notice. We do not accept postal submissions, however, under certain circumstances, we will accept email submissions. Follow the button to the submissions site, create an account and submit your work for publication. Our reading period is year-round, and our response time is 2 to 4 weeks. There is no fee for submissions, and we are not offering payment. We do not host contests at this time. 1 Issue is published a year. Independent Noise was founded in 2016.

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If your work is accepted and you wish to have it published with Independent Noise, a contract will be sent to your email – in accepting this agreement you are agreeing to the following rights: Exclusive First World English Rights, Exclusive First World Electronic Rights, and Archival Rights. Exclusivity of previous published work lasts, until the next issue is published.