An online platform for coastal themed contemporary poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Celebrating nature & writing and its therapeutic benefits.
We welcome submissions of poetry, flash fiction and the occasional short story that specifically, and also loosely, follows a coastal theme. Use your imagination! We enjoy pieces that are contemporary and that may have been hiding under rocks for fear of being discovered. We particularly celebrate writing that has healed, or been part of a journey. That has been a cathartic process and is to be celebrated as such.
Please email your poetry (up to 45 lines) flash fiction (up to 500 words) and the occasional short story (up to 1,500), in one Word document, titles excluded. Accompanied by a short (up to 50 words) third person bio. We would prefer unpublished pieces, it’s always nice to be able to publish a new great piece, but, pieces that have already been published, will be considered. Please state where published when submitting. Word document in Times New Roman 12pt ONLY please.
Copyright remains with the author at all times, but we appreciate the celebration of your first publication should you go on to have the piece published elsewhere.
We will not enter into discussions about rejection of pieces, and whilst we appreciate that this can be disheartening (yes, we have been there), please do not take the rejection personally, for it is not intended to be so. We will wish you good luck elsewhere. Never give up, and remember, this is not a competition.
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to pay for any submissions accepted.
We aim to reply within two weeks of submission date (although please do not hold us to this) and rest assured, every submission will be read. Acceptance, as perviously stated, is not on merit of previous publications or awesomeness, but on pieces that we feel reflect what we are aiming to showcase her at The Beach Hut.
Please submit your pieces (no more than three, which can be a mix of poetry and fiction) to; firstname.lastname@example.org We will post here when submissions are closed.
Please do not resubmit for a further two months, regardless of acceptance or rejection.
Please read all of the above carefully and check for any errors in your writing. It is far too time consuming for us to rectify once a submission has been accepted. Check and check again.
We are crazy, coastal loving, word consuming, volunteers; we don’t get paid for this. Please be respectful.
We actively encourage writing as a wellbeing tool. To heal and to use nature as your inspiration and we wish you well on your journey.