Submission Guidelines

Submissions for volume 1 are currently closed. Thanks to all who submitted. Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for responses via email!

volume 1: Shape

Submissions for volume 1 of Bivouac open August 15th and close August 22nd.

The theme for volume 1 is SHAPE.

We want to read about what shaped you into the person you are today.

Hit us with your grief, ecstasy, forgiveness, trauma, worst habits, proudest accomplishments, and greatest fears.

What have you accepted about yourself? How have you adapted to survive?

Don’t be afraid to submit the real stuff. Our publication is analog only. Chances are, your mom/boss/ex will never see it.

Poetry submissions may be any length and up to 4 poems may be submitted per issue.

Short story and essay submissions should ideally be 1000 words or less. However, if you feel passionately about a piece that fits the theme and falls outside of this guideline, please send us an email and we will see what we can do.

Submissions can be sent to in a Word document. Along with your submission, please include a short bio and the name with which you’d like your work accredited (or let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous).

Thank you so much for considering Bivouac as a loving home for your words. I look forward to reading your beautiful work.

-Kelsey Webb, EIC

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