For our wonderful Patreon subscribers:

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If you have contributed to our Patreon Tier: “Friends & Fam PLUS,” your 5.00 monthly fee will give you NOT ONLY AN EARLY SUBMISSION WINDOW into our forthcoming submissions call for June 1st, BUT we will provide detailed feedback (1-2 pages of line edits, commentary, and suggestions of other venues to submit your writing if we feel the work is great but doesn’t match our aesthetic) for our next reading period (ISSUE X: DISTANT FUTURISMS – 100 YEARS & OUT) which will close on September 15th.

If you have contributed to our Patreon Tier: “Friends & Fam PLUS PLUS,” your 6.50 monthly fee will give not only guarantee what is mentioned above, but feedback is also year-round.

In your submission:

Up to four poems submit to:

Up to two pieces of flash fiction (1,000 words or under) submit to:

For Short Fiction submit to (between 1,001 & 5,000) submit to:

Unlike our general submissions, or our themed submissions we will not be accepting Novelettes, Reviews/Interviews, CNF/Essays, nor Visual Art to provide feedback.

For year-round submissions… our response time will be between 3-4 months, or possibly sooner.

To indicate you’re subscription, simply just provide the email you use for your Patreon, as well as your name on Patreon, in your submission.

Below are our general rule-of-thumb guidelines (Or just refer to the guidelines on the general submissions guidelines page):


Variety Pack takes pride in being a journal of inclusivity, so we will accept submissions from all walks of life. We do try to stray away from work with overtly graphic sex and violence, for obvious reasons. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, or any other writing along those lines of hate and bigotry. ALSO please adhere to our formats and guidelines listed below. Please adhere to the dates we have open for submissions via our social media handles on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Be sure to also check out our News/Announcements sections for updates too.

To avoid the sight of spam/junk emails, please include the format of title and name (For ex: TITLE – H.R. PuffNstuff) in the subject heading. If it’s more than one piece you can just say how many pieces (For ex: Four Poems – Chester Maximillian; Three Flash Fictions – Amanda Smith)

In your email send us your work with either .doc, .docx, format as your attachment (Please do NOT send us a PDF). Also, in your email include a cover letter, including your name (and/or preferred pen name), maybe a quick hello/standard greeting, and a brief bio under 150 words.

Variety Pack acquires the First Electronic Rights and Non-exclusive Archival Rights. All other rights remain with the author. If you reprint your piece, please be sure to include us in the acknowledgments.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but we do not accept previously published pieces.

We usually respond to submissions between the end of our reading period and the week before the release date of any given issue.

Any further questions please feel free to query us at