NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH FEBRUARY 24TH


Theme: STRIPES


We look forward to surprising and evocative interpretations of this theme!


General Guidelines:

Claw & Blossom is a quarterly online journal of short prose and poems that touch upon the natural world.


We are fond of careful attention to craft, and we thrill to tight language and concrete imagery. We hope to see explorations that not only reach deeply inward but that also relate personal struggles to a larger context. We like movement, we like layers. We seek reflective complexity.

For more detailed information, see our interview at the Six Questions blog.

Your work MUST contain elements of the natural world.

The natural world need not be the main focus, but it should have a distinct and relevant narrative presence.


Before sending your work, please familiarize yourself with our website--and with past issues in particular.

NEW: Submissions are now initially read BLIND.

Please do not include your name in the title or the body of your uploaded file.


For POETRY, send one poem.
We are partial to free verse and are not big fans of traditional forms. We are definitely not seeking rhymed couplets.

For PROSE, send 1,000 words or less.
This can be one piece or linked micros. We are unlikely to accept action/gore/thriller/slasher genres, or themes of romance/erotica.


Your work MUST also contain elements of the natural world.

The natural world need not be the main focus, but it should have a distinct and relevant narrative presence.
 

  • We do not consider multiple submissions. Please wait for a response before submitting another piece.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions. Should your work be accepted elsewhere while under consideration with Claw & Blossom, please withdraw the piece by using the Withdraw option in Submittable.
  • We do not consider unsolicited submissions of previously-published work.


By submitting to Claw & Blossom, you affirm the work you are sending us is of your own making and has not been plagiarized in whole or in part.


THANK YOU FOR SENDING US YOUR WORK!