PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL JUNE, 2019.
Defuncted is a home for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that has been previously published but was abandoned when the journals that published them shut down but did not archive the work.
If you have your own abandoned work and would like us to give it a new home here at Defuncted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org —if you’re already on medium, we can add you as a writer and you can add your draft for approval, or we can publish it ourselves if you prefer. Please submit up to three pieces or up to 3,000 words. If you have something that’s longer than that and you think it really belongs here, please email with the word count and we will consider.
To clarify, we are looking for work that was previously published but is no longer available to read online because the journal it was published in has gone defunct.
If you are not on medium (or if you are but prefer that we handle it), you’ll need to include a brief bio (70 words or so) written in third person.
IMPORTANT: Please include with your submission the name of the publication(s) where your work was originally published, and the date(s)/issue number(s) of publication, if you know them.
Also please note that some things will not be to our liking, and will not be published here.