Semaphore produces 4 issues a year of short fiction, poetry and creative essays in March, June, September and December. The e-zine also puts out an anthology every December of the best work published in the previous four issues as voted by readers.
Semaphore magazine offers a small payment to writers for successful submissions: short story NZ$10, poetry NZ$3, creative essay NZ$5, no payment for artwork. Individual royalties are paid to writers for writing chosen for the anthology.
- Submissions must be in a Word-compatible document along with a cover letter
- Simultaneous submissions are not accepted
- Short story word limit is 1000-7000 words
Semaphore Submission Guidelines