Submit (Temporarily Closed)

We are temporarily closed for submissions in order to catch up and reorganize a new submission process. Follow us on social media @serotoninpoetry to keep up to date.

We’re interested in previously unpublished writing on mental illness, neurodivergence, and suicide prevention. We only want to read original work from the author’s perspective. We do consider posthumous submissions if the submitter retains the rights to the work. Please submit up to three poems or one prose piece, preferably in the body of the email.

Limit poetry to 20 lines and prose to under 500 words. Include a short, third person biography. If accepted, we’ll need an author photo to include in publication and use for promotion of your work on social media.

Due to volume of submissions, we now try to make a decision within a month. If we do not reply within two months, please feel free to query in the same email thread.

If rejected, please wait a month before you submit again. If accepted, please wait a year before submitting once more.

Serotonin acquires first publication rights which are released when the author is published. Authors are paid $5 per piece. We pay via PayPal. 

We do not tolerate prejudice of any kind. We despise plagiarism. 

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