What can I submit to Molecule?

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please! 

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work. 

How should I send my work?

Send submissions via submittable, along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces. 

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us? 

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We will open for submissions for our Fall 2023 Issue from June 1st to July 15th. Replies will be sent by August 15th.  Please do not query before August 15th. 

What rights do I give you to use my work if it is accepted?

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we can keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication. 

Does Molecule charge any fees to submit or pay for publication?

No! There is no fee to submit your work to Molecule, and the magazine is always available for free to download or view to contributors and the public. There is an optional tip jar submission, to help us offset our costs. Whether or not a contributor makes a tip does not factor in to our decision process. Recently, we have launch a print issue available for purchase online. We are not able to provide free print copies to contributors.