How do I submit my work?
Submit your work via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please be sure to follow the submissions guidelines.
How long will it take to find out whether my submission has been accepted?
We have a small, highly-specialised team, meaning typical response times can be up to 3 months from the submission deadline; however, this also means that your submission will be considered with the utmost care.
Do I need to read back issues before I submit?
Yes! Please read back issues of the journal before submitting, to get a feel for the types of pieces we publish.
If my work is accepted, will I be paid?
If you win the short story competition, you will receive £100.
Can I submit to more than once?
When I buy the journal, do I have to pay postage?
All delivery costs are included in our journal prices, based on delivery location.
Can I submit work that is published elsewhere?
No. We only accept previously unpublished work.
How much does it cost to submit to the journal?
Submissions to the journal are free!
Who do I contact if I have any further questions?
Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the homepage, or e-mail email@example.com.
Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere so that we can refund your entry fee.
How do I pay my entry fee to the short story competition?
Click the 'Pay Entry Fee' button on our website home page.
So, when you say you're a literary journal, what do you mean?
When we say we're a literary journal, we mean we publish literary stories.
I have a piece of work that suits the theme, but it doesn't fit into any of the submission criteria (e.g.: poetry/a 10,000 word piece of prose) - will you still consider it?
Yes! Absolutely! Contact us via the contact for, or our submissions email, and somebody will get back to you. At the very least, we would be happy to consider your work for publication on our website and/or social media (along with author bio, website, etc).
Do you accept international submissions?
I submitted my piece months ago, why haven't I heard anything?
Superlative's annual schedule is:
Judging: Aug - Sep
Winners Announced: Oct
Journal published: Nov - Dec