Green House wants poetry, short stories, creative essays, and flash fiction for bi-monthly digital issues.
We want, in no particular order:
* Stories that pollinate our minds
* Language that grows from the page
* The strange and terrible, like everything that happened in Little Shop of Horrors.
* Annihilation, the book, but like the fiction and poetry versions of it.
* To be destroyed by art
* To be rebuilt by art.
* Literary fiction & poetry.
* Genre fiction & poetry, including absurd stuff, weird stuff, surreal stuff, and edible stuff.
* Poetry where plants eat people.
* Stories where people become plants.
* Stories without plants.
* The color green, in all its shades.
* Houses, and the things and people in them.
* Climate fiction including change, destruction, hope, power, sadness, and magic.
* Fiction without climates.
* Plots that twist more than Jack and the Giant Beanstalk.
* Fairytales, romances, smooching, and the violence and euphoria of the human spirit.
* Everything else we didn't say above or otherwise haven't said.
Other Things We Really Want
* Fiction and poetry in font sizes easy to read, spaces easy to read, and fonts easy to read (or fun to read in, like Chiller. Please, everyone: do NOT all send us Chiller. If we receive too many things in Chiller, we'll ban Chiller).
* High-quality, original, unpublished stories (actually, previously published is okay, too).
* Word counts between 1 word and 7,000 words (if you send us an incredible one word story, we'll be very impressed and praise you forever).
* 5 poems in one document.
* 1 story per submission.
* Simultaneous submissions.
* To read fiction and poetry by the same author (it's hard to write both and we admire that).
* Basically any words arranged on the page in a way that makes a good story or poem. How do we define good? If we cry, laugh, throw up, hyperventilate, want to punch a cinderblock, start a fire, or step outside and press our foreheads against a tree for five hours, it's probably good.
Things We Really Don't Want
Highlighted in bright red for extra emphasis.
* Homophobia (can't we just love everyone?)
* Excessive violence (unless there's a literary point.)
* Sexual assault (unless it's powerful people foraging through the aftermaths of terrible experiences into brighter futures, and the bad guy is preferably eaten by a plant).
* Any other horrible ism.
* Plots that end in it being "just a dream."
* Afterlife plots where the afterlife is an office.
* Characters that suffer every pain imaginable (we respect A Little Life but man was that a tough read).
* Excessive grammatical errors (a few are okay; we get it).
How to Submit
You click that link
How we Publish
Bi-monthly digital issues, and online posts.
Check back soon for more info, and new content.