Fence will be open for submissions again in the fall of 2018. Sign up for the newsletter to make sure you receive notification. Please read on for submission guidelines, which have been slightly modified since Fence’s last open submission period. All work should be submitted at fence.submittable.com.
Poetry: Please submit up to five poems and no more than fifteen pages of poetry per submission. You may submit as many times as you would like. Each submission is $3.
Fiction: Please limit your submission to one story of no more than 8000 words or three flash fictions of up to 1000 words each. Submissions containing more than one story or three flash fictions will not be read. Individuals are limited to one submission per submission period. Each submission is $3.
Other: This category allows submitters to self-define by choosing not to define their genre. Is appropriate for work that is hybrid or otherwise not interested in saying what it is. Submit up to twenty-five pages of Other. Each submission is $3.
The results of the 2017 Ottoline Prize will be announced in the month of May 2018.
The Ottoline Prize awards publication and $5,000 to a book-length work of poetry by a woman writing in English who has previously published one or more full-length books of poetry. The submission fee is $28, and all entrants receive a complimentary subscription or renewal to Fence.
The results of the 2017 Fence Modern Prize in Prose, for Literature Appropriate to Children, will be announced in early June 2018.
The Fence Modern Poets Series awards book publication and a $1,000 cash prize to a poet of any gender or gender identity writing in English at any stage of their publishing career.