Submit to Showcase
UPDATE 11.13.23: We've paused publication until Jan 2024 and have notified all submitters. Thanks for your interest and understanding. We’ll update everyone as soon as we are able with the new publication schedule.
A note to submitters: All currently pending submissions will be read for the January Issue.
Our 13 issues will remain up on substack.
Showcase publishes 1 flash prose piece and 1 poem every 3rd Tuesday (or thereabouts) and connects with 30k readers. Submissions are free for everyone and are capped at one submission per person, per issue. If you’d like to submit more than 1x, you can use our fee-based multiple submissions category.
We pay a $50 honorarium for published work and promote each issue widely on social media and other ad networks. Each published piece (object) is accompanied by an interview and self analysis (Idea).
For more info on submitting, please see our Submittable page or click the button below. We look forward to reading your work!
Subscribe to Showcase
Welcome and thank you for your interest & focus. Our main letter on the 3rd Tuesday of every month will remain free. We want to open doors for readers and writers to connect, share work, and expand each other’s literary consciousness. Remaining free, with some level of free submissions helps us level the publication field and afford all writers opportunity to submit, read, and interact.
Showcase: Object & Idea.
Subscribe to read great contemporary literature (object) and potent self analysis (idea) along side pertinent interviews with the creators.
However, please consider becoming a paid subscriber to aid us in our endeavors. We will increase the payout to writers if we pass certain benchmarks. We will also expand the letter. Toward that end, we’d like to have a second round of analysis from our selected writers which will require more editing and admin. We also envision a Q&A with writers and readers, and perhaps biographical content delivered creatively, unexpectedly.
Join our community-building project
Be part of a community of people who share your interests. Receive our monthly email, submit to our letter, and read curated contemporary work from generous writers who agree to be self-aware for the benefit of literary education.
Become a steward of arts & letters
See our list of supporters here. We will add yearly and patron-level subscribers to this permanent post.
Yearly subscribers will be immortalized in our “Supporters of the Letter” section in each publication. We will print first and last name and one, minimal factoid, such as “Jane Doe, Author” or “John Doe, Writer” or “Sun Tzu, Frisbee Champ.” This will appear at the end of the letter.
Patron subscribers, will be named with a link in one of the front sections of the letter. This might be a good way to support the community and politely request that the community take an interest in your project or book or creative enterprise. For example, “Jamal Doe, Author of Excellent Book With Link.” Space for this tier of support will be limited.
Object & their Ideas as envisioned by
John Gosslee, Contributing Editor
Andrew Ibis, Publisher
Carol Gardner, Editor/admin
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