Submit your story to The Arc

The Arc is always on the lookout for new stories. If you want to join our community of writers, and become a warrior-poet, we would like to get acquainted with you.

Please fill out the form below if you’d like to submit your original unpublished story (provide a link to the text, in Google Doc or Apple Pages) and we’ll review it and get back to you.

We do however, reserve the right not to consider requests from material that doesn’t meet our requirements.

What should you submit?

The final draft of your story, 5,000 or more words in length, about any subject, in any genre, related in some way to Ukraine, Ukrainians or the world. We seek stories with an arc, a controlling idea, protagonists and forces of antagonism that hold a reader’s interest and lead to a transformative experience.

What should you not submit?

Please don’t submit stenograms of interviews, book or film reviews, news items or dry analytical material. We are not seeking content for the sake of content. We recommend reading about the elements, principles and craft of story in this book.

When should you expect a reply?

We respond to every submission, but we need some time to get back to you. If you haven’t heard a response from us after a few weeks, feel free to boldly remind us about your submission or move on to submit your work elsewhere. If you have submitted your story to several publications, and you receive an offer, please let us know.

What about payment?

We respect the intellectual property rights of our writers and pay for content we choose to publish. If the editors decide to publish your story, our managing editor will contact you to discuss the terms of payment. We will not, under any circumstances, or in any form, publish, share or copy your texts without your permission.

The Form for Warrior-Poets
(Kobzar Bards of the 21st Century)