General Submission Guidelines
Goat’s Milk accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. Submissions to multiple genres are accepted and encouraged, but please only submit once to one genre per issue. Our reading periods are currently August to October and February to April.

Goat’s Milk does accept simultaneous submissions but we ask that you let us know if a piece has been accepted elsewhere so we can congratulate you!

Please email submissions to the appropriate editor(s) of the genre that you are submitting to. General inquires and questions can be sent to goatsmilkeic@gmail.com

Goat’s Milk requires exclusive first-time internet rights only, all other rights revert to the author on publication, but should your work be reprinted elsewhere we ask that GMM is given acknowledgement for the works involved. 

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to pay our contributors. 


Nonfiction:
Send us your memoirs and personal essays. Tell us what happened in a new and refreshing way. No academic essays, please.

We accept submissions in .doc or .docx format. One story per submission with a maximum of 20 pages.
In one-word document please include your submission and a short bio.
Please send non-fiction submissions to gmnonfictioneditor@gmail.com.
Fiction:
Send us your stories. 
We love stories that move with purpose. There should be a reason why the piece starts and ends where it does. We look for characters that are well developed and strong enough to exist beyond the confines of the story. 

We accept submissions in .doc or .docx format. One story per submission with a maximum of 20 pages.
In one-word document please include your submission and a short bio.
Please send fiction submissions to gmfictioneditor@gmail.com.


Poetry Guidelines
Please send 2-5 unpublished poems, with each poem exceeding no more than a single page. Poems should follow the general submission guidelines, as well as being single spaced, use one-inch margins, and 12-point Times New Roman or Garamond font. Multiple works should be submitted as a single document, with page breaks and titles to indicate where one poem ends and the next begins. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however it must be noted in the body of the email. Please notify us as soon as your work has been accepted elsewhere. While we do enjoy reading your submissions, please send only one submission per reading period. Previously accepted contributors need to wait two issues until submitting again. Include your social media handles in your bio for recognition! 
Send poetry submissions to gmpoetryeditor@gmail.com.



Art and Photography Guidelines
Visual art should meet the following guidelines:
72dpi / RGB
Dimensions: maximum 1024×768
JPG, PNG, or GIF
You can send up to six files in your submission. Feel free to send more than one email if needed. We love all styles of visual art--send us your most creative work!
Please save the file as: LASTNAME_TITLE
Visual art submissions should be emailed to gmartphotoeditor@gmail.com

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