Submission Guidelines

Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting.

Additional Information

  • Reading Period: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
  • Reporting Time: 1-2 weeks
  • Reading Fee: No
  • Simultaneous Submissions: No
  • Multiple Submissions: Yes
  • Payment: One contributor copy

How to Submit Your Work

All submissions are to be sent to vaultreviewmagazine@gmail.com, and addressed to Kimberly Wilde.

Please include:

  • [Submission: 'Title of work'] in subject line
  • Cover Letter with a brief bio, your name, email address and link to your website/gallery if you have one (we'd love to point others your way).
  • Chosen works as email attachments

Your Rights

Upon acceptance Vault Review takes one-time, serial and electronic, non-exclusive rights to your work, as well as the right to archive it.


Acceptable Cover Letter Template

Dear 'name of editor(s)', 

Please consider my 'type of work' 'title' (genre, word count/pages). I hope it's a great fit for the magazine, and look forward to your response! Here's my bio as requested: 

'insert bio here' 

Thank you very much in advance for your consideration! 

Sincerely, 
'name'

Categories & Genres Accepted

*North American writers and artists are welcome to submit, and we accept works in English only.*

We accept original flash fiction, screenplays, short stories, artwork and photography. Previously published work is also welcome, but please mention where it was first published in your cover letter.

All genres are accepted minus erotica, romance and LGBTQ+. For those who have a problem with this, find a different magazine to submit your work. Vault Review has a very specific vision, and its editor will not have her time wasted with complaints regarding this nature. 

Foul language and sexual content (a kiss doesn't count) will also not be accepted. If these are found in a submitted work, the said work will be immediately declined.

And lastly, every story must end in a tragedy. Happy endings have no place here. It's highly encouraged to read our about page for further understanding. Visit the bookshelf for examples of work accepted in Vault Review.

Flash Fiction

500-1,200 words

Up to three works can be submitted at once.

Screenplays

Up to 15 pages

Only one work can be submitted.

Short Stories

2,000-4,000 words

Only one work can be submitted.

Artwork & Photography

2-3 pieces of work (black and white only)

A mixture of both artwork and photography are welcome in the same submission so long as they reflect the magazine's vision.

  • All artwork and photography submitted will be considered for cover art. The artist will be notified if their work is chosen.

Formatting Requirements

Prose:

  • doc, docx
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt. font
  • Double-spaced
  • Name, title and page number in top right hand corner (including first page)
  • Save file named 'Last Name_First Name_Prose'

Screenplays (these settings are found under 'Format' in Final Draft*):

  • fdx, pdf
  • Include title page with name and email address in bottom left hand corner
  • Courier Final Draft, 12 pt. font*
  • Alignment - Left*
  • Spacing - 1*
  • Space before - 2*
  • Leading - Regular*
  • Save file named 'Last Name_First Name_Screenplay'

Artwork & Photography:

  • JPEG
  • Save file named 'Last Name_First Name_Art'
  • If an image happens to be too large when attaching in the email, please compress it into a .zip file.