Please note, we are not a vanity publisher, so will never ask you for money. Nor do we guarantee publication, unless we are confident you can supply a full, complete manuscript of publishable quality. You must be prepared to accept constructive criticism and to take editorial advice.
We enjoy writing that demonstrates craft, wit and intelligence and which possesses muscle. Don’t tell us how wonderful love is, or about the pretty flowers and butterflies. Equally, don’t burden us with your existential angst. Tell us something we don’t already know. Or, at least, tell us in a way we haven’t heard before.
Submit as a Word compatible document with single spaced lines, titles in bold and a clear page break between items. Preferred fonts are Verdana 12pt for titles and Georgia 10pt for body text.
By submitting to us, you are declaring that you are the sole author of your work to which you hold full rights. As well as plagiarism, we also do not tolerate gratuitous sex, violence, discriminatory representations of BAME and LBQT+ communities and slanderous allegations.
Poetry – Send the text of three poems.
Short Stories – Send the text of one short story.
Novellas – Send the text of your first one thousand words, plus a précis of the storyline.
Email your initial manuscript to email@example.com preferably in the Rich Text (.rtf) Format. No covering details required.
We aim to respond in a timely manner and will ask for a further submission, if we are interested.
We are also open for one-off submissions of poetry, fiction, prose and artwork to CERASUS Magazine.
Poetry can be anything between a 1 line epithet and a sequence of epic verse (short of the Iliad) and everything between. Send us one brilliant poem, or a clutch to choose from, or a short themed collection.
Fiction can be micro or flash, a short story, a novella strong enough to be serialised, or a standalone extract from a novel.
Prose can be (auto)biography, a review, or an article, tutorial or ‘think piece’ of interest to writers.
We also welcome full colour, greyscale and black & white graphic art, illustrations, photographs, cartoons and comic strips that will fit within a US Letter sized page (8.5”X11”).
Submit as a print quality jpeg of at least 300dpi.
We aim to reply to all submissions in a timely manner, but do not guarantee publication.
We may accept your submission, subject to certain edit suggestions, which are open to further negotiation and which you can refuse.
If accepted, you grant us permission to feature your material in CERASUS Magazine and to sell it in one featured edition throughout the world. You still retain full rights to your work.
At the moment, we have no budget for cash payments. Each contributor will receive a complimentary hard copy of the Magazine in which they are featured and be able to purchase further copies at an exclusive discount price.
All submissions and enquiries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a separate imprint, The Avium Press, for side projects that don’t fit under the Cerasus Poetry banner.
This is for writers who want to see their manuscript in print with the minimum of editorial interference.
So if you have a concept or vision that you wish to realise without compromise, please contact us at email@example.com.