Gingerbread House Literary Magazine
The Gingerbread House staff is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely.
What we want: Stories that we've never seen before. No fan fiction of any sort. No sword & sorcery. Retellings are fine, but should offer a new spin. We're not particularly into sci-fi. Our favorite writing is along the lines of Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Alice Hoffman, Karen Joy Fowler. We lean toward the literary, but are open to anything well written.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted elsewhere, we'll congratulate you. Please let us know immediately via gingerbreadhouselitmag@...
We do not take multiple submissions. Do not submit again until you've heard back the first time. Please wait at least six months to query about your submission status.
We do not accept previously published material.
We acquire First North American serial rights. Rights then revert to the author upon publication. We only ask that we be acknowledged in future reprintings of the work.
All work must be uploaded to gingerbreadhouselitmagATgmailDOTcom
Put your cover letter in your email and attach your submission as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) attachment. Send only one submission at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
POETRY : Submit up to five poems. Please use standard font and formatting (single-spaced, unless it's a stylistic choice). Please include all poems in one file, one poem per page, and be sure your name and contact information are included on each page.
PROSE POETRY/FLASH FICTION :Submit up to three flash pieces in a single file. You make the call as to whether it's poetry or fiction. If it's well written, we'll consider it, regardless of definition.
FICTION : All fiction should be double-spaced, in standard formatting and font. We are not interested in stories that are more than 5000 words. If you see a story that is more than 5000 words on Gingerbread House, it generally means we solicited that story. We very much like stories in the 3000 word range.
We do not publish essays or creative nonfiction at this time.