Submissions

Submissions are open!

Want to join in the conversation? Below is all the information you’ll need to send a query or submission. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Interested in writing for us as a staff contributor? Let us know.

What We’re Looking For:

Non-fiction regarding the bizarre, the surreal, the weird, and anything outrageous and reality-bending in the visual and literary arts. Some examples:

  • Essays
  • Reviews
  • Interviews/profiles
  • Listicles
  • Writing advice
  • Humor
  • News/current events
  • History of literature and art
  • Biographical articles
  • Culture
  • Recaps of cons/readings/exhibits

NOTE: We like to avoid contentious politics and drama, and we will not publish anything that could be considered hateful (or as spreading hate).

Submissions/Query Guidelines

Want to submit? Following these guidelines will definitely improve your chances of acceptance.

  • We accept pitches and/or submissions
  • We are a very small team, and there may be times when we take a long time to respond. We will do our best to respond to every submission.
  • Like most publications, we are asking for original work that has not been previously published (except in extraordinary cases).
  • We would prefer submissions to be in Word or Google Docs. Please double space.
  • Please title your email with “QUERY” (thing you want to write about) or “SUBMISSION” (thing you wrote about).
  • Submissions should be between 500 and 2500 words. Anything over 3000 words will be divided into multiple parts.
  • Please include an author photo, a brief (50-75 word) bio, and a link you’d like associated with your name, e.g., to your personal website or a social media account.
  • Please include at least two license-free photos to potentially accompany your piece.
  • Authors retain copyright.

Review Policy

Have a book you would like reviewed? Find out more here.

Compensation

Currently, we can’t afford more than token payments. That means a flat payment of $4.00 per article. As Babou 691 grows, we hope to offer more in the future. Payments are sent via Paypal.