Prick of the Spindle was established in March 2007 as a quarterly online literary journal with a corresponding Kindle Magazine edition (the first literary journal to be available as a Kindle magazine), and is now exclusively a biannual print journal.
Prick of the Spindle recognizes new talent as well as established voices. We are simply looking for well-written, interesting works that are fresh, original, and engaging.
We publish poetry, fiction (from flash to novella-length), drama, creative and academic nonfiction, articles, interviews, literary reviews, film, and visual art. Although we do not publish genre fiction, we are open to different forms. These may be more traditional, but infused with freshness and innovation; or experimental but not chaotic: if it is chaos in complete freedom of form you are aiming at, envelop it within some structure, even if only the structure of meaning. To submit, visit the submission guidelines page for the link to the submission manager.
Prick of the Spindle, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you are a person or organization who is interested in sponsorship or in making a tax-deductible charitable donation, please contact Cynthia Reeser at pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com.
Sponsorship levels are as follows:
COUNCIL: $3,000 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 3 years and two lifetime subscriptions.
PATRON: $1,000 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 2 years and a 10-year subscription.
FRIEND: $500 for acknowledgement in the print journal for 1 year and a 5-year subscription.
If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact Cynthia Reeser at pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com. Advertising is available for the print journal only.
We welcome contact from publishers who may be seeking reviews of upcoming or recently-issued books. All questions should be directed to pseditor (at) prickofthespindle (dot) com.
Postal correspondence may be directed to:
Prick of the Spindle
P.O. Box 10863
Birmingham, AL 35202