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**This deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting submissions. For those who submitted you should have recieved an email acknowledging receipt. We will respond to all submissions by the 30 October 2023. If you haven’t heard from us by that date please check your junk messages.**

FIELDNOTES is inviting submissions for its sixth issue!

Download application guidelines and materials:




Opens: 1 September 2023
Deadline: midnight 1 October 2023

We are seeking non-conforming submissions of text and visual material, including but not limited to: fiction, theory, poetry, interview pitches, conversations, translations, lens-based work, drawing, collage, works-in-progress and ideas in transition. We are interested in new forms between genres and media, experimental modes and poetic innovation.


£3 / FREE for those on low incomes or unwaged

Why are we charging for submissions? Because we have become overwhelmed by the volume of submissions to our Open Calls. We really enjoy going through all the work we receive but it takes a lot of time. We want to encourage submissions from those with a genuine interest in the publication and a familiarity with past issues.

You can claim the cost of submission as a discount against any purchase from our online shop using the discount code: 4KM7YH

If you are unable to pay the fee please get in touch with us at info@fieldnotes.site and we will send you a concession code. This is available to Universal Credit claimants, those in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance or any other kind of income support, those on minimum wage or in similarly precarious jobs. If you are able to, please consider paying the fee, we are a registered charity run primarily on volunteer time and goodwill.


Please send submissions as attachments to:

  • Please pay the submission fee here and include the completed order number in the subject line of your email.
  • Please complete and submit an Equal Opportunities Form as a separate attachment.
  • Text submissions: maximum 4000 words in total or 10 pages in Word or PDF format.
  • Image submissions: maximum 10 images in total, maximum size per attachment is 2MB, images can be sent in TIFF, JPEG and PDF format.
  • Mixed submissions of text and image are welcome: maximum 10 images, 4000 words, 10 pages.
  • Please title each submission file with your name and a file number (example: Jane_Smith1.jpeg). This is important! Otherwise we can’t track your submission once it enters our database.
  • Please send submissions as attachments not as images embedded in the body of the email or as links for Wetransfer, Google Drive or similar.


Contributors selected from the Open Call will be paid a fee (between £100-£200) for original content not published elsewhere (online or in print – this does not include self-publishing).

We value every submission, although we cannot publish all the work we receive we are happy to give feedback for all submissions on request. Please request this feedback after you receive our decision, not before.

The best way to get a sense of the kind of work we publish is to buy a copy of a previous issue (concessionary rates are available from our online shop), we very much recommend getting to know the publication before submitting.

We are actively seeking contributions from underrepresented groups. Artists and writers who face cultural, social, physical or economic barriers to applying for opportunities in the arts are particularly encouraged to submit.

We are committed to a rigorous editorial process and we expect to edit all text submissions. This process is collaborative and based on mutual consent. Please only submit if you are happy to enter into this process with us! If visual works are selected for publication we will need high resolution print quality images (minimum 300 dpi) in order to publish them.

We are keen to be inclusive communicators, if you have any communication related access requirements, please feel free to share via: info@fieldnotes.site.

Please note: we automatically add the emails of those who submit to our monthly mailing list, if you would rather not be subscribed then please let us know when you submit.