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We are looking for finely crafted storytelling. This is whether it is traditional “literary” fiction, flash fiction, or genre. Whatever your bent, as long as it is excellent writing and a compelling tale, we are interested in reading it. And if it moves us, we will want to publish it.

The same goes for poetry.

Although we do not consider ourselves poets (or at least not very good poets) we do recognize and enjoy reading good poetry. We would welcome the chance to read yours and perhaps publish it as well. That is, if you care to send it to us Philistines of the literary world.

We are looking for work that has not been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere and remove it from our submission list.

If we agree to publish your work, you agree to give us first electronic publishing rights and non-exclusive rights for the full term of the copyright. This means that we can keep and display your work in our electronic archives indefinitely.  All other rights revert to the author upon publication.

If we wish to use your work in a later anthology (print or electronic) or record it for one of our podcasts, we will ask for separate permission before doing so.

Please credit Underwood Press as the first publisher if you reprint elsewhere.

Generally speaking, flash fiction and shorter poetry should be submitted to Rue Scribe.  If you’re not sure whether to submit to Underwood or Rue Scribe (or one of our specialized editions), just submit to Underwood.  We will redirect it to where we feel it fits best.

Please understand that we may make small editorial changes in the work. These will not usually go beyond correcting typos or grammatical errors. For any substantive change, we will contact the author.