We are always open for general submissions. 


In widening our literary nest to include an online publication, we hope to uplift voices who aren't always encouraged to sing loudly. We want to be carried away on the wings of your work whether it's fiction or creative nonfiction. (While we love our flock of poets, we are not accepting any poetry at this time.)

Rather than having you send work through an antiquated method (like carrier pigeon) we have moved to Submittable. This site allows us to keep better track of your pieces so that we're not hunting for breadcrumbs in our emails. It also allows you to follow the flight pattern of your submission from "received" to "in process" and hopefully to "accepted". 

Here are our Dos and Don'ts to help you rise in the pecking order of the general submissions:


DO submit pieces of prose that are 4,000 words or less


DON'T email us your piece—we review submissions only through Submittable 


DO let us know if the piece you submitted to us has been accepted for publication elsewhere


DON'T send us work that has been previously published anywhere (blogs included)


DO wait to hear from us about a piece before submitting to us again


DON'T forget your page numbers and word count or send us work riddled with typos and grammatical errors


DO send us work you're excited about

We do not take lightly the trust and support a writer shows by sending us their work. In return we want to take the time to fully consider each piece. We appreciate your patience to allow us to do that. (Although if you haven't heard a peep from us in twelve weeks, please feel free to get in touch.)


Submissions to our Fledgling Prose Contest are closed. Winners will be announced by December 1st. Thank you to our nearly 500 feathered friends who submitted!


Pigeon Pages NYC, known for its Brooklyn reading series, is now expanding into a literary journal publishing prose on pigeonpagesnyc.com. To celebrate our first flight into this new venture, we are launching a prose contest to be judged by Sarah Gerard, author of the essay collection Sunshine State and the novel Binary Star.

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We seek previously unpublished prose pieces of up to 4,000 words. We will accept submissions from any genre or hybrid-genre, with lyric or experimental prose welcome. We love writing with a strong sense of narrative and invite you to tell us a true story, be in based in the real or fictional world. We believe that a story about dragons can be just as true as a piece of memoir, and are less concerned with traditional genre definitions than we are with resonant, evocative writing.

The author of the winning submission will receive $250 cash, with two runners-up receiving $50 cash each. All three winners will be published in Pigeon Pages, and all entries—winning or not—will be considered for publication.

To enter, email us at pigeonpagesnyc [at] gmail.com with the subject line of "CONTEST", and include your name and the title of your submission in the body of the email. Writers may submit only one entry each. We ask that you attach your piece as a Word or PDF file, with the word count listed at the top. Because the Pigeon Pages flock reviews all submissions anonymously and determines the winners accordingly, please remove your name from the document.

We are accepting submissions until October 1st, 2017.

Winners will be announced no later than December 1st, 2017.


  • Only pieces of prose will be considered (fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay, or a hybrid; no poetry please)
  • Only previously unpublished works will be considered
  • Only one entry per person
  • Submissions are accepted by email only, as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files, with author’s name removed and word count listed at the top
  • Maximum length of 4,000 words
  • Must be 18 years or older to submit
  • All entries will be considered for publication
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted providing you inform us if the piece is selected for publication elsewhere

PRIZES (to be determined by guest judge Sarah Gerard):

  • First place: $250 cash
  • Second & third place: $50 cash