We publish working class writers, and writing about working class people and communities. Who is working class? See the statement on our About page.
We like literary fiction, but we can go for some kick-ass genre writing too. We adore magical realism. We love surprising language. We like poetry that is tight and imagistic. We like memoir that is bold and well-crafted. We want insightful essays that invite readers to explore themes and ideas in unexpected ways and open up new questions.
We know that art can sometimes reside in the space between fact and fiction, and we welcome lyricism and poetics in prose, flash fiction and nonfiction, and innovative, hybrid forms.
We are also interested in interviews with people who identify with the term working class, folks who might not consider themselves writers but who nonetheless have stories to tell about their lives and their interests. Run with it. Surprise us. Pitch something great.
We want art too. Send us images. Also, we love comics.
We don’t shy from the political, but your writing needn’t be overtly political to be considered. The editors of Rabble Lit are working class people, and we want to see the people we know and the places we’ve been; we want to recognize ourselves in literature. We want to recognize our struggles, but also our joys.
We want also to recognize the working class in its full diversity. We believe in solidarity, and want to represent workers of all races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities. All religions too, but please know that this is not the right venue for writing of a proselytizing nature.
Please submit only one prose piece up to 5,000 words in length or up to three poems. Simultaneous submissions are okay.
[genre] SUBMISSION: Title, Author
We like brief cover letters that aren’t clever and don’t explain the work to us or include a comprehensive life story. Really, just a short bio is good. Don’t worry about the small talk.
Email your submission as a .docx file to email@example.com
Our reading period for Issue 2 submissions begins August 1.
You may still submit pitches for columns and features, or art/comics at any time.
Featured Image: Creative Commons, Public Domain.