We ask that writers submit only one submission at a time. We hope to respond to all submissions within 6 months. If you do not receive a response within six months, please check on the status of your submission in Submittable; if you encounter any problems, email us at rougaroueditors@gmail.com. We ask that writers submit only once every 4 months.

Include a brief, third person bio in the “Cover Letter” box that we may use should we choose to publish your work. Please also include your email address with your submission. 

We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please withdraw immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Also, if Rougarou has published your work, please wait 1 year before resubmitting in that genre.

Note: University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Department faculty and graduate students are ineligible for publication in Rougarou

If you have specific, genre-related questions or inquires, please email us at rougaroueditors@gmail.com. Specify the genre in the subject field. 

Please send only one piece per reading period. Manuscript length can range from short/flash piece to 4,000 words. Include your email address and a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.

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We will consider works of short fiction between 1,000 - 4,000 words. We are especially looking for compelling, thought-provoking narratives with well-developed characters and a distinctive voice.

We encourage submissions from writers of all backgrounds and experiences. This includes but is not limited to writers of BIPOC and/or Queer identities, writers with disabilities, writers from disadvantaged sociopolitical backgrounds, published and unpublished writers, and writers of various intersectional identities.

We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us via Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Send all submissions in standard manuscript format. Include your email address and a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.

Please submit up to three flash fiction pieces of no more than 1,000 words each in a single document. We especially seek pieces that encapsulate narrative and emotion in precise language, through storytelling that suspends the reader, if only briefly, in a moment of epiphany.

We encourage submissions from writers of all backgrounds and experiences. This includes but is not limited to writers of BIPOC and/or Queer identities, writers with disabilities, writers from disadvantaged sociopolitical backgrounds, published and unpublished writers, and writers of various intersectional identities.

We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us via Submittable if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Send all submissions in standard manuscript format. Include your email address and a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.

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Please submit 3-5 poems in a Word or PDF document. Please include your email address in your submission and a brief third-person bio in your cover letter. Only submit once per reading period. 

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