Beyond the Block is now accepting submissions for its online publication. We accept essays, poems, short stories, and other short-form creative writing. We only accept writing from currently incarcerated or imprisoned people, though subject matter is not restricted to incarceration or imprisonment.
Please send submissions to:
PO BOX 16662
Philadelphia, PA 19139*
*We are unable to return submissions to sender, so please do not mail us your only copy. At this time we do not have the capacity to respond to all submissions.
Poetry: up to 5 poems
All other forms: up to 10 pages
Please include in your submission the name you wish to be posted with your writing. Some acceptable examples include:
- Alex from Phoenix, Arizona
- A. Jones
- Alex Jones
Carceral facilities will not be identified on the site, but you are able to include something general like “A. Jones is serving a life sentence in a maximum security facility in Arizona,” if you wish.
Beyond the Block at this time does not receive any funding and cannot compensate writers. Regarding Intellectual and distribution rights, Beyond the Block retains First North American Serial Rights while all other rights revert to the author. Submissions are open year-round.