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We are currently accepting submissions for the inaugural issue of Monstrous Regiment Magazine, a feminist literary magazine featuring short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts by Scotland-based creatives. 


Submissions for this issue should be themed in some way around the colour crimson - whatever ideas, images, or feelings that colour may evoke. Theming can be obvious or subtle; we encourage you to surprise us and stretch our imaginations!


Short Fiction / Creative Nonfiction: Maximum 3000 words in doc or docx file. 

Poetry: Flexible extent, as long as it doesn't verge on epic length. 

Visual Arts: Photography, scans of fine art, graphic/digital art, illustration, and any other medium you'd like to pitch. Provide images in TIFF format, CMYK colour, minimum 300 dpi. For assistance with formatting please get in touch. 

Send all submissions to:


Submissions close at midnight (GMT) on April 6. We aim to respond to submissions within a week after the deadline closes. Due to time constraints we cannot provide editorial feedback to unsuccessful candidates.


Payment for successful submissions is set as follows:

Flat rate of £25 for a poetry piece.
Flat rate of £50 for visual art pieces. 
Standard rate of £50 for prose pieces, or £25 for a piece under 1500 words. 

We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but may accept submissions that have been previously published elsewhere under some circumstances (please enquire). Monstrous Regiment will hold first serial publication rights for successful submissions. 


Monstrous Regiment is branded as an intersectional feminist magazine, meaning we accept submissions from self-identifying feminists (of all genders). The pieces in themselves do not all need to deal explicitly with feminist themes, but we will not publish pieces that are contrary to a philosophy of equality.