La Piccioletta Barca is a monthly arts journal publishing: short stories, poetry, essays and translations.

We guarantee to have reviewed all pieces within 1 week of their submission, and publish all issues within a month of the deadline.

Submitters that request a manuscript critique will be asked to grant us an additional week.

All submissions are read blind, and no weight is placed on previous publications (or lack thereof). We believe that both emerging and established writers should have equal opportunities for displaying their craft. In this vein, we are also open to accepting reprints, and ask that you inform us of where the piece has appeared previously.

We are a proud member of CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines & Presses). Our membership is a testament to the strict standards we hold with regard to the rights of our contributors, and the quality of our publication. La Piccioletta Barca has been inducted in the British Library Web Archive's cultural section, and has been recognised as one of the top 4 digital publications by the National Poetry Library (UK) in April 2020.


Note: Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

We charge a nominal reading fee to cover submission processing fees, hosting fees and ongoing operational fees. For any questions, please contact us at: contact@picciolettabarca.com

Submission Guidelines:

We are looking for short stories or experimental fiction between 500-5000 words. There are no stylistic or thematic limitations. However, if the piece submitted is an excerpt from a novel or longer work of fiction, we ask that you ensure it stands sufficiently as an independent piece. If you have any doubts regarding the appropriateness of any potential submissions, feel free to get in touch first.

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling weekly basis.

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we are unable to provide individualised feedback to each submission.

For any further queries, please contact us at: contact@picciolettabarca.com Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

Submission Guidelines:

Submit a maximum of 5 poems in a single file. Please ensure that each poem starts on a new page, and that there is no identifying information in your files. Poems should not exceed 100 lines each.


Submissions are reviewed on a rolling weekly basis.


Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we are unable to provide individualised feedback to each submission.

For any further queries, please contact us at: contact@picciolettabarca.com Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

Submission Guidelines:

We are open to submissions of creative non-fiction as well as essays. While we have no strict stylistic limitations, we ask that you read our archive prior to submitting in order to familiarise yourself with the pieces we publish. We are unlikely to accept essays that are too academic in nature, or have a subject-matter with little relation to art or the history of ideas.

If in doubt, feel free to email a pitch to: submissions@picciolettabarca.com

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling weekly basis.

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we are unable to provide individualised feedback to each submission.
For any further queries, please contact us at: contact@picciolettabarca.com Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

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