What do we publish? 

We’re happy to publish any number of different things, provided it’s your own original work: fiction, non-fiction, essays, plays, flash fiction, poetry, or some exciting genre we haven’t heard of yet! Previously published submissions are accepted (provided publishing information is given), but previously unpublished work will be given priority. Come on, fellas – give us little guys a chance!


Each zine will have a theme, though your connections may be as tenuous as you like. Our first, second and third issues were about bees, vines, recipes and birthdays. Issue #4 will be on the topic of Ghouls.



Fiction, Non-Fiction & Essays

We’ll consider one long-form submission per writer for each zine, so if you have more than one just send any extras another month! Max. word count is 2,000 words, with no minimum word count.

From Issue #3 onwards, we’re accepting any and all recipes you have! Max. word count for recipes is 1,000 words, with no minimum word count.


Do you have any skills to pass on? Any arts-and-crafts tidbits you want to share? 
From Issue #4, we're accepting how-to guides for anything from tying a tie to making a papier-mâché ghost. Max. word count is 1,000 words, with no minimum word count. 


We’re happy to consider up to five poems per writer, though poems exceeding 30 lines will be counted as two of those five poems!


Artists can submit up to three visual pieces per issue, but keep in mind that for now the zine will be printed in black and white. We do not currently have the facilities to print photography (maybe when we’re rich and famous).

Manuscript Formatting

12pt font, double spaced, Times New Roman. OR: literally anything legible. Garamond is widely regarded as the sexiest font.

Simultaneous Submissions

Go for it. Get your work out there. Getting published is hard.

Get in touch through our About page. We don’t bite!

Submission Fee

Submitting to Bombinate is free! 

We can't currently pay contributors for their work, but hope to in the future. When we're able to pay for work, we'll start with contributors from Issue #1 and go from there. 


Once your submission is ready, send it to us at!