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.

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 direct them to our genre editors:

Poetry: rougaroupoetry@gmail.com
Fiction: rougaroufiction@gmail.com
Creative Nonfiction: rougarounonfiction@gmail.com
Visual Art: rougarouart@gmail.com

Send up to five poems in a single attachment. Please list the titles of your poems in the “Submission Title” field and separate each poem in your manuscript onto a new page. Include a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.

Please submit one story of no more than 4000 words or up to three flash fiction pieces of no more than 1000 words each. Send all submissions in standard manuscript format. Include a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.
Please send only one story per four month reading period. Manuscript length can range from short short to 4,000 words. Include a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box.
Upload individual images in .jpg or .png format. Include a brief bio in the "Cover Letter" box below, and include a link to your portfolio if you would like us to browse your other work.