If you’re an Emersonian (student, staff, or alumnus) with a genius for genre fiction, we want to see your work. Please send your original short (1,500 to 7,500 words) or flash fiction (500-1,499 words) stories to us if they fall within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, thriller, or horror. We’re also happy to consider Young Adult and New Adult fiction in those genres, as well as cross-genre fiction. All submitted fiction must be original and not published elsewhere (note: if you have a piece that’s on your personal or author site, still send us that sweet, sweet fiction, but if it’s in another journal or magazine, I’m afraid we can’t accept the submission). Please avoid including public figures, such as celebrities, in the fiction you submit.

Submissions should be as follows:

  1. Saved as a .doc or .docx file
  2. 12-point Times New Roman or Garamond font 
  3. Double-spaced
  4. Page-numbered in top right corner
  5. Either flash fiction from 500 to 1,499 words or a short story between 1,500 to 7,500 words
  6. Within the genres of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, thriller, or horror
  7. Edited and polished for publication!

Page Turner Magazine evaluates manuscripts on a blind submission basis. Please DO NOT include any personally identifying details in your manuscript.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but you must notify us immediately if your work is accepted at another publication. At this time, we are unable to consider excerpts from larger works or novels in progress.

We reserve the right to reject submissions that promote or support racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, prejudice, classism, xenophobia, ableism, body-shaming, gratuitous sex/violence, and any other material that the submissions board deems inappropriate for publication. If an author is found to be abusive or engages in harassment, we reserve the right to remove their content from our journal and to decline further submissions from that author.

How to Submit Work

Make a copy of the Submissions Form and fill it out.

Email your submission and your completed Submissions Form to pageturnermag@gmail.com as Word document attachments (.doc or .docx). 

Email Subject for General Submissions: Genre – Title
Email Subject for Contest Submissions: Contest Name – Title
*For more information on our contests, please see click the Contests tab.

File naming convention for your fiction is: [YourTitle].doc 

Reminder: Do not include your name in the submission file name or in the document title.

Thank you for choosing to submit work to Page Turner Magazine. We can’t wait to read your fiction!

We are excited to request art submissions that convey the spirit of genre fiction. While we request that those who submit written work be Emerson College students, staff, or alumni, we’re broadening our call for visual artwork beyond that group to all college students. We will accept both digital files and high-resolution scans. Remember full-color and grayscale artwork. 

As with our fiction submissions, do not include your name on the piece, as we evaluate all pieces on a blind submission basis.  

In addition to the guidelines listed in the above “right to reject” section, we will not accept artwork that includes hateful words, symbols, or any other material that PTM deems inappropriate for display. 


Ready your artwork as a JPEG. Make a copy of the Submissions form and fill it out.

Attach your submission (as a JPEG) along with your filled-out copy of the Submissions form to an email, and send to pageturnermag@gmail.com. 

Email Subject: Artwork – Piece Title

File naming convention for your artwork is: [YourTitle].jpg 

File naming convention for your Submissions form is: [Your Name-Your Title]

Reminder: Do not include your name in the file name or in the piece title.

We can’t wait to see your artwork!