Due to one thing and another, we are currently not accepting submissions of novels for Structo Press, our book imprint. Our guidelines remain here for reference.
Submissions are welcomed from authors of any background, as well as from translators. If you don’t feel represented on bookshop shelves, we would especially love to hear from you.
Our main markets are the UK and Éire, so if you live somewhere around here that would be a great help down the line, but it’s not a requirement.
As with the magazine, we are open to stories which fall vaguely under the banner of ‘literary fiction’ as well as to stories which play with genre. Take a look at some back issues of Structo to get a clearer idea of what we mean. They’re free to read online.
We are not the right place for YA, horror or erotica.
Our books are rigorously edited. If you do not wish to be edited, we are not the right publisher for you.
Structo magazine is currently closed to submissions. Our guidelines remain here for reference.
If you’re not familiar with Structo, take a few minutes to read through some of our back issues. They’re free to read, and this is by far the easiest way to find out whether we might enjoy your kind of writing. If you’re not a fan of reading on screen, you could always pick up a copy. If anything isn’t clear—or if you have any questions—please do get in touch. As well as following the specific guidelines here, we would encourage everyone to take a look at this excellent article from The Review Review for some general advice on the best way to go about submitting writing to magazines.
Why do I need to include a photograph with my submission?
As editor, I was torn about doing the same thing again. On the one hand we don’t want to put arbitrary barriers in-between potential contributors and the magazine, but on the other it did make the process fun again; the response from writers and others was heartening, it was great to see the magazines people are reading, and we received hardly any scattershot submissions, which made the job of reading more enjoyable for our team.
And so, for the foreseeable future, alongside submissions of short stories and poetry, we are also asking for a photo of a literary magazine (any literary magazine) bought recently. Not sure how to do this? Here’s some inspiration from that issue.
Do you accept translations?
What's your feedback time?
We aim to get back to everyone within eight weeks of the deadline. Feel free to get in touch if this doesn’t happen.
Do you offer compensation for published work?
As the magazine is not-for-profit there is currently no payment for included work. Contributors will be sent a copy of the magazine before it hits the streets however, with the option of picking up any extra copies at cost. We also continue to support our writers long after publication. As Structo grows, more and more subscriptions are gifted to agents, publishers, anthologists and reviewers. We submit also work to the Pushcart Prize, Stack Award for Best Original Fiction and Forward Poetry Prizes. As one of our writers you have the option to join the private Structo Alum mailing list and can submit work for publication in our chapbooks. We’re also working on the cash thing.