La Piccioletta Barca

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

La Piccioletta Barca is a monthly arts journal publishing: short fiction, poetry, music, visual arts, essays and translations. Our issues are centred around a stimulus, which can be approached from any form or perspective you like. There need not be any direct relations between the stimulus and your submission; view it instead as a springboard for inspiration, not a constraint.

We guarantee to have reviewed all pieces within 48 hours of their submission, and publish all issues within a month of the deadline.

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:

La Piccioletta Barca