Otis Nebula publishes a biannual digital magazine for which we accept submissions year round. We also publish paper and ink books as well as ebooks. The reading periods for book manuscripts are announced here and on our facebook page. Currently we are only accepting submissions to the magazine. Please don’t send full length manuscripts at this time. Please do take a gander at what it is we do before sending us your work. All of our past issues are available for free online. Our tastes are nebulous but if you don’t like what you encounter here, we’re probably not the place for you. We mostly publish what is usually referred to as “poetry,” but will also peek at non-poetry, reviews, interviews, audio, video, photographs, and music. Hybrid forms are always welcome.

Send all submissions to:
otis [at] otisnebula [dot] com

Submissions should be previously unpublished. Include a short, third person bio, especially one that is more than a laundry list of previous publications. In the subject field of your message type your full NAME and GENRE. You may place your work in the body of the email or send as an attachment. (We prefer the former but do what you gotta do.) Please don’t send more than six poems or three short prose piece at a time. We prefer prose pieces of 1500 words or so, but if you have something fantastic that is 4700 or 5300 words, please send it. But it better fucking rock. Response time varies between a few days and a few months. Simultaneous submissions are of course fine, but please do let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere by dropping us a line USING THE THREAD OF YOUR ORIGINAL MESSAGE. This really helps us stay on top of things.

We don’t enjoy sending out rejection letters and rarely get around to it, so if you haven’t heard from us and feel you should have, please let us know and we’ll give you a reply (eventually). 


Otis Nebula reserves First North American Serial Rights with all rights reverting to the author upon publication, though we ask that you please acknowledge Otis Nebula. We are not a paying market. Otis is a machine that runs on volunteer labor and love. What we do offer is a beautiful home for your work that readers from around the world will have access to for as long as there’s electricity.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to!

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