We are looking for daring work that is innovative, striking, and emotive in its narrative and ideas. We welcome poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction by published and unpublished writers. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. We read all submissions within two weeks and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your wok. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, please note that it is due to a heavy load of submissions. If your work is accepted, please give it 3-5 business days to appear on our website. Guidelines:

  • Submit one or more of the following: a short story between 1,000-3,000 words; 3-5 poems; a non-fiction piece between 900-3,500 words.
  • Your work must be unpublished and original.
  • While we are not particularly looking for genre fiction, we do accept some science fiction.
  • Do not send the same piece more than once per reading period unless requested.
  • International writers are highly encouraged to submit.
  • Emerging writers are also encouraged to submit.

We charge a nominal submission fee of $3 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. Please note that our website is currently under construction and will be live by November 15th.


Our Editors' Short Story Workshop offers emerging writers the opportunity to have their stories workshopped by our editors and considered for publication in Black Horse's future issues. You may submit up to one short story per submission, and it must be within a 1,000-2,500 word range. Short stories that exceed this limit will neither be considered nor workshopped. Once you receive your workshopped story back, you may submit with us again. We read all submissions within one to two months, although we may respond in less. 

Unpublished writers are highly encouraged to submit. Genre fiction will not be considered for publication.

We charge a nominal submission fee of $15 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable. 

Our Editors' Short Story Workshop offers emerging writers the opportunity to have their stories workshopped by our editors and considered for publication in Black Horse's future issues. You may submit up to one short story per submission, and it must be within a 1,000-2,500 word range. Short stories that exceed this limit will neither be considered nor workshopped. Once you receive your workshopped story back, you may submit with us again. We read all submissions within one to two months, although we may respond in less. 

Unpublished writers are highly encouraged to submit. Genre fiction will not be considered for publication.

We charge a nominal submission fee of $15 per submission. Submission fees are non-refundable.