Gingerbread House Literary Magazine
The Gingerbread House staff is dedicated to publishing quality poetry
& fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it.
Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and
What we want: Stories that we've never seen before. No fan fiction of
any sort. No sword & sorcery. Retellings are fine, but should offer a
new spin. We're not particularly into sci-fi. Our favorite writing is
along the lines of Aimee Bender, Steven Millhauser, Alice Hoffman, Karen
Joy Fowler. We lean toward the literary, but are open to anything well
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. If your work is accepted
elsewhere, we'll congratulate you. Please let us know immediately via gingerbreadhouselitmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
We do not take multiple submissions. Do not submit again until you've
heard back the first time. Please wait at least six months to query
about your submission status.
We do not accept previously published material.
We acquire First North American serial rights. Rights then revert to the
author upon publication. We only ask that we be acknowledged in future
reprintings of the work.
All work must be uploaded to our email address:
gingerbreadhouselitmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Put your cover letter in your email and attach your submission as a
Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) attachment. Send only one submission
at a time, and wait for a response before you submit additional work.
POETRY : Submit up to five poems. Please use standard font and
formatting (single-spaced, unless it's a stylistic choice). Please
include all poems in one file, one poem per page, and be sure your name
and contact information are included on each page.
PROSE POETRY/FLASH FICTION :Submit up to three flash pieces in a single
file. You make the call as to whether it's poetry or fiction. If it's
well written, we'll consider it, regardless of definition.
FICTION : All fiction should be double-spaced, in standard formatting
and font. We are not interested in stories that are more than 5000
words. If you see a story that is more than 5000 words on Gingerbread
House, it generally means we solicited that story. We very much like
stories in the 3000 word range.
We do not publish essays or creative nonfiction at this time.