Monday, 28 March 2011

Creative nonfiction

We've been very lucky to receive great submissions for issue four (due soon) but we would still like to see more creative nonfiction. By creative nonfiction we mean factual pieces that contain a narrative. Sharpen that pencil, dust off the keyboard and give us a try.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Simultaneous submissions.

We decided not to accept simultaneous submissions at Prole from the start. That means we don’t want pieces that are being considered elsewhere. As both the editors here also submit work to literary publications we understand the frustrations of having to wait months to find out if our work is accepted. That is why we try to respond within two to three weeks to every piece that is sent to us. Sometimes that is a rejection; sometimes notice that the piece has been short-listed with an indication of when a final decision will be made; sometimes a quick acceptance.

Prole is a small concern but time is very valuable. We cannot afford to be let down a week or so before going to print. The print proof takes a long time to prepare.

We treat all our submissions and writers with respect and honesty. We ask them to treat us in the same way.

Monday, 21 March 2011


All the poems entered into the Prole Laureate competition are now with our co- judge, Wendy Pratt. In a short space of time Wendy has had poetry published in several well respected journals. Thank you to all who entered - and good luck. Entries will be announced on our website on April 2nd. Issue 4 will also be released on that date.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Compiling # 4

We're excited to be compiling issue 4 this week. The content is excellent. This issue will see us achieve our first birthday. A huge thank you to all who have subscribed, submitted or helped in any way over the last twelve months.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Graphic art

We are considering including graphic art in Prole - single frame cartoons or multiple frames to fill a page. If you fancy submitting, email a jpeg or PDF to The overall editorial tone of Prole doesn't change. (See submissions page - website) Any artwork accepted will be worth 2 points for royalty payments. This too is explained on our submissions page. Why not give us a try?
Website here.