“I recommend the magazine to everyone who is finding their way into writing” – Myra Schneider
If you want to submit short stories or poetry, please read our submission guidelines. N.B. Please note our new address.
Brittle Star welcomes submissions of unpublished, original work in the following categories:
Poetry: 1 – 4 poems
Literary short fiction: 1 – 2 stories up to 2000 words (double-line spaced)
We would encourage you to read a recent copy of Brittle Star before submitting work.
Submissions by post. NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. Please include a covering letter and an SAE (with the correct postage). Only one submission per issue.
Overseas submissions by post. Please do not include International Reply Coupons as we do not return overseas submissions. Please include an email address for notification.
We are unable to return submissions, so please do not send us the only copy of your work. Send all work to: Brittle Star, Diversity Hous, 72 Nottingham Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6LF. UK.
We cannot accept work that is currently under consideration by another magazine or competition.
Please include your name on each page.
Please include your email address.
Include a short biography (third person) of no more than 40 words for use if the piece is selected.
All contributors will be notified of the editors’ decisions as soon as possible.
Please be aware of UK postal rates especially in relation to envelope sizes. We can’t afford to pay the surcharges for incorrect postage nd won’t pick up submissions with a fee to pay.
Brittle Star is run on a volunteer basis. The editors are also writers and artists and fully understand the concerns you might have when submitting work.
We only review first, full poetry collections and single-author short fiction collections.
No poetry pamphlets or anthologies, please.
No short fiction/story anthologies, please.
Books for review are selected by our reviewers, we’re unable to review every book we receive.
If you’re book has been reviewed, we will let you know and email you a digital copy of the review after publication.
Please, send to Brittle Star, Diversity House, 72 Nottingham Rd, Arnold, NG5 6LF.