Submit to Rabid Oak

Rabid Oak, “an erratically-published literary journal broadcasting from California’s southern San Joaquin Valley,” accepts original submissions year-round.

They are looking for poetry and flash fiction or nonfiction, under 1,000 words, that use unique voice, image, and form. They want your work to make them use their “best Keanu Reeves voices” to say “Whoa.”

Send up to five poems or two works of fiction or nonfiction in one Word document to

They also seek…

  • FILM: Wizard of OzHungerPurple Rain. We are looking for poetry or flash fiction inspired by or celebrating cinema and film. Send submissions to
  • HORROR, SCI-FI, SUPERNATURAL, OR OTHERWISE STRANGE AND UNUSUAL: Haven’t quite found the perfect dark corner of the internet for your strangest writing? If it goes bump in the night, sucks blood, craves brains, or just makes you scrunch up your face and literally shake your head with displeasure, we want it (well, one of us wants it). Shelby was inspired to create this issue by a submission about a blood-sucking mailman. She immediately wondered, where is the rest of this writing hiding?! We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction investigating all things frightening, especially your goriest body horror. Don’t be shy, we don’t bite! Send submissions to
  • COMEDY: Make us laugh. We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction that use humor as a vehicle to honest perspectives on life’s beautiful and embarrassing moments. Send submissions to

Find complete details for Rabid Oak submissions here.

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