Submitting to SABLE
Before submitting please read our ‘Submission Notes’ which gives you the guidelines of how to present and send your work to us.
You may also find our FAQ’s page useful. This will be updated regularly so please read it before submitting your work and to avoid unnecessary disappointment.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com
- Reviews (Spoken Word, Books, Courses and Retreats)
- Spoken Word/Venue listings
- Listings (self upload)
Spoken Word productions on tape or CD (professionally produced only, as comment will be made on production quality – or simply not reviewed!).
Spread the Word about a good book as we know that the best way is by word of mouth, so give us your words! Be bold, but be fair. We are not interested in rants, but nor do we expect everyone to tow the literary critics/established reviewers line. Choice of book is entirely open to the reviewer, although it should be a work of fiction, poetry, literary criticism or essay, as well as books on the social, historical, and political themes in relation to people of colour.
Send 250 words. Reviews should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Reader’s Review’ in the subject line. As always you are strongly advised to read our submission notes before sending your review to us.
Reflections on writing workshops/courses/retreats. If you have attended a workshop within the past 6 months that was especially stimulating, we would like to pass the information on to other writers. Course content, tutor and venue feedback is what is needed here. As well as contact details and cost of workshop if available. Include name, city and country of reviewer.
Send 250 words. Audio/video (optional) Permissions must already have been sought.
Reviews should be sent to email@example.com with ‘Course Review’ in the subject line.
Micro Fiction/Mini fiction
Micro: 50-350 words
Mini: over 350- 600 words.
Bios: max 2 lines. (25 words)
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terminology: We have used the term ‘people of colour’ to indicate ‘non-Caucasian’ and take it to include people of African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Polynesian, Native American /First People descent. This terminology may be substituted for a more appropriate term at a later stage within the publication. We are open to suggestions!
- No pigeon holing! If we like your work but it does not ‘fit’ into any of the sections outlined, we will simply create a new section
- Not every section appears in every issue.
- Please send your work or queries to the relevant editor for the issue you would like to submit to.
- We produce a special print edition at the end of each year, with the ‘best of’ work from SABLE throughout the year as well as new work from published and unpublished writers. The submissions for this issue are open all year round to any genre of writing/any theme and are read regularly throughout the year.
- We are open to suggestions for special themed issues. Send your ideas to email@example.com, and it will be discussed with the core team of SABLE editors. Tell us how you would like to be involved if your idea is selected.
- Please submit your work in the following manner:
– Name and word count on the last page of your manuscript
- Along with your work, please submit the following:
– 100 word biography (third person)
– Photo of yourself
- Images must be sharp for web use. For the print edition, all images must be minimum 300dpi/500k
- Note that some editors may not accept electronic submissions.
Any enquiries concerning guidelines, queries, ideas, comments or letters regarding SABLE should be sent to:
SABLE, SAKS Publications, PO Box 33504, London, E9 7YE, ENGLAND