Reviews:

Submit previously unpublished reviews of books, albums, movies, or artwork, up to 1000 words, double-spaced, and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. We prefer subjects of review that have been released/published within the past five years. One piece per submission, please. 

On your manuscript, beneath the title of the submission, please include the following details concerning the subject of review:

  • Author/Musician/Screen Writer/Director
  • Title of Work
  • Genre (poetry collection, novel, short story, album, film, etc.)
  • Translator (if applicable)
  • Date Published/Released
  • Publisher/Label/Studio


Literary Essays:

Submit previously unpublished literary essays of prose or poetry in literary canon.  Your submission should be up to 900 words, double-spaced, and in DOC, DOCX, or RTF format. While literary essays can cover a multitude of literary devices, your submission should focus on only one or two. Works referenced must be properly cited according to the MLA 8th Edition.

On your manuscript, beneath the title of the submission, please include the following details concerning the subject of annotation:

  • Author/Poet/Writer/Creator
  • Title of Work
  • Genre (Poetry, Prose)
  • Date Published/Released

We will respond to your submission within 4 months.

By submitting to Shards, you acknowledge that your submission may be simultaneously considered for publication by the print magazine, Glass Mountain.