Eyeshot has been
accessible since 1999. Fiction, photographs, rants, reviews,
and other unclassifiables are accepted and declined. We pay in
and validation, however meager.
Review of stories received from random people via e-mail is
work. It's how we try to make the world a better place. Or if
than at least a little less shitty thanks to free
of odd and hopefully semi-humorous or at least unexpectedly
displays of language. As such, Eyeshot receives and
reviews electronic (ie, e-mailed) submissions sent to submit
If you'd like to send long breathless love letters; antique
old mixed tapes discovered in a box in your parents' basement
when a post-adolescent depressive; ironic garments for a 6–12
baby, particularly black sleeveless/legless onesies), the
mailing address is BOX 18009 Phila PA 19147.
Some further ideas for those enticed to submit: Please
of biographical information and links to every possible
and the name of every professor you ever heard speak or slept
with at your
prestigious NYC MFA program you'll soon graduate from +$80K in
-- very important! -- make sure to mention how many times
you've been nominated
for a Pushcart Prize. We would also like to see links to most
if not all
of your social media accounts, esp. Goodreads, Twitter,
Whatnot, and Facebook. If you would like to start a fundraiser
thing to raise money for a bribe to grease our editorial
make sure to do that well in advance of your submission.
Specific Recommendations & Restrictions
Once there was a time when asked about submission guidelines
the many sages and they all replied, "Cows never roam from
no fences." We can't deny the wisdom of the sages. And so,
be submission guidelines. EXCEPT, to recognize that some
people might want
to know what we tend to post without bothering to browse the
archive, we are now happy to offer somewhat explicit
DO NOT SEND POETRY unless (1) it's disguised as prose, (2)
nasty & perverted, or (3) you're an
DO NOT SEND ANYTHING if your e-mail address includes the
or anything similar. If you are under 17 years of age, it's
OK. But otherwise,
please do not submit.
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND whimsical pieces that are loaded with
and lots of lame pop-cultural references (we prefer
art-historical, and/or misanthropomorphophagical
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND something about an emotionally
from your childhood (unless it involves dead clowns).
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND some small, relatively unimaginative,
piece about deli meats or chapstick or dentists.
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND anything that anyone would ever
describe as "punk
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND anything if your favorite author is
Nothing against the man, but if he's your favorite
send your submission elsewhere. Again, we have no real problem
writing whatsoever, but if you're all about him, that is, if
like him way more than you write like yourself, please realize
to do two things: (1) pray for a big ol' rainstorm of sweet,
and (2) insert and piston your skinny ashen thingy (assuming
you're a boy)
into and out of the hole in the center of your collector's
PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND anything that you would call "flash
Short pieces are fine to send, but not if you refer to them as
We seem to have an unspecifiable problem with the term.
PLEASE REALIZE you can send any of the above but we won't
unless they're really funny and/or wonderful. We tend
to like things
that are denser (not so quick to include space breaks between
that are somewhat elusive and inventive and overblown
not-so-sane aesthetically. OK? That's a hint intended to save
us all time.
But then again, we are always open to reading anything you
want to send.
It may seem like there are now some fences, but they're
imaginary -- if
you don't want them to be there, that's fine - think of them
PLEASE REALIZE that
Sorry and Good Luck: Rejection Letters from the Eyeshot
may prove an invaluable resource for prospective submitters
in discerning our editorial tendencies and taste.
PLEASE REALIZE we are no longer encouraging visitors to send
plagiarized or transcripts of instant messages, although we
did in the
past (before folks started using gchats in fiction,
Again, if you would like to send physical objects ($$$ or
gifts or small
cat toys or ironic T-shirts for toddlers (size 5T) or
books/music to potentially
review), our mailing address is:
Eyeshot, PO Box 18009, Phila, PA 19147
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