How our publication works.
We publish progressively over the course of each issue, with a cap of 24 works per issue.
For this reason, we accept submissions all year around. Works that are accepted for publication are curated into upcoming issues.
What we publish.
Rollick is committed to championing new literary voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
We are specifically interested in publishing contemporary literature, thought, and opinion about popular culture, society, and everything on the periphery. We are passionate about representing all types of voices.
We welcome submissions by writers of colour; writers who are working class or on low incomes; writers who are queer, transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming; writers with disabilities; as well as any writer who feels that they or their story are underrepresented.
How the submission process works.
We accept submissions via Submittable only. We do not accept postal submissions.
We receive a high volume of submissions every month, and we read each and every one. We will do our best to get back to you in 6 weeks.
Rollick has an incredible community of writers. If you have been published with Rollick before, please wait 12-18 months before re-submitting.
Thinking about submitting to Rollick?
If you are thinking about submitting to Rollick, please make sure your submission includes all the items on the following checklist.
Please include a 50 word bio about yourself. This bio will accompany your publication. Please advise us if you intend to publish your work under a pseudonym.
Text submissions should be presented in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. It is also helpful to place the title of the piece, author’s name, and word count into the header of your document.
- Author Info
Please ensure you include the following details when submitting work to us: Contributor’s name, address, telephone number, and email address typed at the top of the first page.
- Writer's Statement
Please include a writer/artist’s statement explaining your work and its relevance to the Rollick theme can also assist you during the section process, particularly where your practice employs a novel or experimental approach.
There's nothing worse than having to decline a story because its not of publishable quality. Please take the time to proof read and make sure you are submitting work of the highest standard (correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation). This also makes it easier for us to know when you are being experimental or pushing the boundaries of creative writing.
Other things to think about
The copyright of works published by Rollick Magazine belong to the contributor.