Poetry: limit two poems per author.
Micro Fiction: limit one piece of narrative prose (500 word maximum) per author.
Reviews of all kinds: We write in-house reviews and also publishes freelance reviews. Reviews can be of nearly anything, including music, movies, books, authors, events, etc… See our list of review suggestions
Interviews: We conduct our own interviews, but we are also open to publishing already complete interviews. All interviews should consist of at least ten questions and a short write up. If you have a subject in mind and are unsure if we’d be interested just send a query via email.
Note on proclivities: Editors approach all submissions with an open mind, but the process is, of course, very subjective. With that said, we tend to lean toward low-diction free-verse that is dramatic, succinct, and displays careful tone. We like the rhyme of English poet Phillip Larkin, but prefer assonance and internal-rhyme to end rhyme. As always, it’s a good idea to read our already published material before submitting (see: editor’s selection’s).
Simultaneous submissions: We gladly accept and encourage these submissions; we do however require notice when the work has been accepted elsewhere.
Payment: Commonline does not currently pay for unsolicited submissions.
Legal: By submitting your work to Commonline you are certifying that you’ve read and agree to these statements: Privacy and Terms, Rights, Legal.
We publish new work as on rolling basis. In other words, we publish work frequently and have no set publication schedule or deadline. We do, however, archive by month and author.