​​La Piccioletta Barca is an arts journal publishing: short stories, poetry, prose, essays, interviews, and translations.

We guarantee to have reviewed all pieces within a month of their submission, and publish within six months of their acceptance. The magazine uses the Oxford Style Guide for all formatting.

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: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com

$10.00

LA PICCIOLETTA BARCA PRIZE

Theme

AMORPHOUS

La Piccioletta Barca is a publication dedicated to pushing the boundaries of text, resisting the constraints of traditional form, and playing with the borders of artistic disciplines. For our second LPB Prize, our theme is AMORPHOUS. We invite creators of any art form to submit any textual or visual work in response to the prompt, that overlaps, that twists and/or grapples with fluidity and freedom. 

The submission window will be open for two months, upon which any author or visual artist will be able to submit an unlimited number of entries. Each work is $10 per submission and the submission fee is non-refundable. To encourage early submissions, the fee will be raised to $15 between February 1st to February 15th. The three editors-in-chief of La Piccioletta Barca (Micaela Brinsley, Eponine Howarth, and Ignacio Oliden) will read all submissions blindly and select a shortlist of 10 pieces. The shortlist will then be passed to Lucy Mercer, the judge of the competition, who will select a winner and two runners-up. 

Lucy Mercer's first poetry collection Emblem (Prototype, 2022) was a Poetry Book Society Choice. She was awarded the White Review Poet's Prize and her writing has appeared in Poetry Review, Granta, Art Review, LA Review of Books, The White Review and others. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, and with Livia Franchini, the co-editor of the Royal Society of Literature-funded publication and podcast Too Little / Too Hard. She lives in London.
 

Timeline

December 15 – February 29 (midnight): submission window

March 1: shortlist announcement

March 15: announcement of winner

 

Submission Guidelines

– The LPB Prize will be awarded to an original work of text under 2,000 words, or a work of visual art

– No translations are accepted

– Submissions will be read blind

– Texts will be submitted in .pdf or .docx format upon payment of the entry fee, without mention of the author(s) within the document title

$5.00

Submission Guidelines:

We are looking for essays, short stories, experimental prose or flash 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.

We are looking for visual arts pieces, including but not limited to photography, drawings, sketches, paintings, sculptures, photo essays. We also accept work authored by multiple writers and artists. There is no need to submit a piece more than once however, in the cover letter of the submission please include all relevant bios of those responsible for creating it.
Submissions are reviewed on a rolling monthly 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: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com. Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

$5.00

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.

We also accept work authored by multiple writers. There is no need to submit a piece more than once however, in the cover letter of the submission please include all relevant bios of those responsible for creating it.

Submissions and are reviewed on a rolling monthly 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: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com. Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

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$50.00

Submission Guidelines:

Submit a short story, essay, work of experimental prose or flash fiction between 500-4000 words. There are no stylistic or thematic limitations. However, if the piece submitted is an excerpt from a novel or longer work of fiction, please let us know in the cover letter of the submission. We also accept work authored by multiple writers. There is no need to submit a piece more than once however, in the cover letter of the submission please include all relevant bios of those responsible for creating it.
For any further queries, please contact us at: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com. Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

$20.00

Submission Guidelines:

Submit a maximum of 1 poem in a single file. Please ensure that there is no identifying information in your files. The poem should not exceed 30 lines.
We also accept work authored by multiple writers. There is no need to submit a piece more than once however, in the cover letter of the submission please include all relevant bios of those responsible for creating it.
For any further queries, please contact us at: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com. Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

$50.00

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 30 lines each.
We also accept work authored by multiple writers. There is no need to submit a piece more than once however, in the cover letter of the submission please include all relevant bios of those responsible for creating it.
For any further queries, please contact us at: piccioletta.barca.editors@gmail.com. Contributors retain all rights to their pieces.

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