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Thanks for reading Revolver. We’d love to see your work. Select the appropriate category below, and submit your work.

We don’t divide Revolver into traditional genre categories—poetry, fiction, essay, etc.—so don’t worry if you don’t see a category that seems immediately right for your work. If your piece is fewer than 1,000 words, submit in the SHORT category; if it’s over 1,000 words, submit in the LONG category. If it doesn’t seem like those two categories “work” for you, submit to the MISCELLANEOUS category. These could be artworks, recipes, weird video art/gags, ridiculous text conversations, chemical formulas, sex advice questions/answers, childhood memories—anything you think would be interesting for other people to see.

If you want an idea of what we publish, browse our site and order a copy of our print editions. You should like our Facebook and follow us on Twitter. That way you’ll keep up with everything we’re doing—upcoming writing contests,Revolver events, and general chicanery.

Our editors do their best to read and respond to your work quickly (3 weeks is the goal). We might not live up to that. We’re going to thank you for your patience and understanding right now. And know that we love you.

 
 

SHORT

— 1,000 words or less: fiction, poetry, essays, lists, art, whatever.
— Each piece should be uploaded as an individual file. Multiple poems should be in one document.
— Please submit no more than 3 pieces at one time.

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LONG

— 1,000 words or more: fiction, poetry, essays, lists, art, whatever.
— Each piece should be uploaded as an individual file. Multiple poems should be in one document.
— Please submit no more than 3 pieces at one time.

Submit here.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

If it doesn’t feel right to use the categories SHORT, LONG, or a SHOTS WITH STRANGERS, use this.

Like, say, you’ve discovered a chemical compound that induces love and you want to publish your research on Revolver. Or you’ve somehow captured what the child of Ryan Gosling and Jorge Luis Borges would look like. Or you want to rant. Or make jokes. Or say hi to your mom.

Here, anything goes. Just make it interesting.

Submit here.

 

SHOTS WITH STRANGERS

We’re looking for brave souls who are willing to approach strangers and coax their stories out. Alcohol is recommended, though not required. The instructions are simple:

1. Go to the bar. Sit at the bar. (It’s easiest there.)
2. Strike up a conversation. “So you live around here?”
3. Once you’ve been chatting awhile, say something like “I’d like to buy you a shot if you’ll tell me a story.”
4. Ask them questions. Follow the threads in the story. When you’re done, make sure they’re okay with you sharing their story; if they’re not, you can write up a creative essay on the experience.
5. Write up your conversation—a recording is really helpful, if you have it.

The important thing is to get the stranger’s story. If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to ask your stranger, check this out.

Good luck.

Submit here.