Club Plum nominates for Best of the Net.

Submissions open for the April 2022 issue.

Club Plum is a safe place and does not publish the following:

  • works that demean women, perpetuate the male gaze, portray antiquated relationships/images where women are sexual objects for men, etc. (The editor receives such a story about once every six months. When she rejects the story and tells the man, succinctly and directly, in one or two short sentences, why she is not publishing the piece, the man, each time, lashes out with angry paragraphs, exhibiting offense and insults, sometimes bordering on threats. Obviously, the editor has made the right decision in these cases.) 
  • works that are racist
  • works that are homophobic
  • works that proselytize religious beliefs

Club Plum happily publishes the following:

Lyric Essays / Creative Nonfiction: Send one nonfiction work only of up to 3,000 words to Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Send in docx or doc format, or in the body of the email. Send flash, segmented, braided, hermit crab, hybrid and beautiful essays. Send micro-nonfiction. Send hard-to-classify short pieces.

Flash Fiction: Please send one piece of flash fiction of no more than 800 words to Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Do send lyrical prose, wondrous prose, fierce prose. Do send words that successfully skate on the edge of realities. Arresting prose lodged in one reality is also well received.

Prose Poetry: DO NOT SEND POETRY BROKEN INTO VERSE LINES; YOU WILL NOT GET A RESPONSE. Please send up to three prose poems to Include a short bio, and do not send previously published work. Do send lyrical poems and surprising poems. Do send poems that unravel, ending with a lump in the editor’s throat.

Hybrid Works: Prose poetry is itself a hybrid genre, but sometimes a piece may be harder to classify still; a piece may dip in and out of prose and poetry. Please send up to three pieces of hybrid works to

Art: Please send one JPG image to The editor appreciates acrylics, pen-and-ink line art, pencil drawings, collage, watercolor, experimental, impressionistic and abstract pieces, both black-and-white and color. The editor will pass on photography. Please send a brief description of the medium of the piece. Artists are encouraged to send a website link where more works are showcased.

Rights: We ask for first North American Serial Rights.

Responses to writers will be quick because the editor is busy and utilizes every minute of her day. Note: Respect will be given when respect is received; submissions shot to the editor without an accompanying few words will not be read. Multiple submissions will not be read.

Only send your best work. Proofread. Work with sloppy errors makes the editor think you don’t care or don’t know any better.

Send your work in docx, doc or in the body of the email.

Issues are available online only, four times a year.

We accept simultaneous submissions.

We do not accept multiple submissions in various genres.

We do not accept reprints.

We do not pay for accepted submissions.

If work is accepted, please wait one year before submitting again.

Yay for wondrous words and art. Yay for you.

A Song for You

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