Pigeon Pages is a literary space where emerging and established writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to nest together. We seek to champion voices that are not always allowed to sing loudly.
Pigeon Pages is a literary journal that grew organically from the successful reading series, Pigeon Pages NYC. Pigeon Pages publishes prose online, and Pigeon Pages NYC showcases local writers monthly at McNally Jackson in Brooklyn. The reading series and literary journal naturally support each other. The reading series acts as a physical space to host our diverse writers, and the online literary journal is a supportive platform accessible anywhere and to all.
We believe that writing should come from a place of joy and creativity, not a desire to preen. We have a heartbeat, and we are proud of the eggs we hatch.
Welcome to the nest.
PIGEON PAGES SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
In widening our literary nest to include an online publication, we hope to uplift voices who aren't always encouraged to sing loudly. We want to be carried away on the wings of your work whether it's fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
Rather than having you send work through an antiquated method (like carrier pigeon) we have moved to Submittable. This site allows us to keep better track of your pieces so that we're not hunting for breadcrumbs in our emails. It also allows you to follow the flight pattern of your submission from "received" to "in process" and hopefully to "accepted".
Here are our Dos and Don'ts to help you rise in the pecking order of the general submissions:
DO submit pieces of prose that are 4,000 words or less
DON'T email us your piece—we review submissions only through Submittable
DO let us know if the piece you submitted to us has been accepted for publication elsewhere
DON'T send us work that has been previously published anywhere (blogs included)
DO wait to hear from us about a piece before submitting to us again
DON'T forget your page numbers and word count or send us work riddled with typos and grammatical errors
DO send us work you're excited about
We are currently accepting poetry submissions. Please submit up to 5 poems that are cumulatively no more than 10 pages. We are seeking poems that are attentive to the architecture and texture of the piece, poems that are honest and daring, and poems that can lay the underpinnings of strong craft without it being too obvious or showy. Poetry must be submitted through Submittable.
Poetry Contest guidelines are different from regular poetry submission guidelines. Please be sure to read the contest form thoroughly before submitting.
We do not take lightly the trust and support a writer shows by sending us their work. In return we want to take the time to fully consider each piece. We appreciate your patience to allow us to do that. (Although if you haven't heard a peep from us in twelve weeks, please feel free to get in touch.)
Please submit up to 5 poems that are cumulatively no more than 10 pages. We are seeking poems that are attentive to the architecture and texture of the piece, poems that are honest and daring, and poems that can lay the underpinnings of strong craft without it being too obvious or showy. Poetry must be submitted through Submittable.