The Arc Submissions

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

Please fill out the form below if you would like to submit your original unpublished story for review and provide a link to the text.

We reserve the right not to consider requests from those who have not fully completed the form or have submitted content that does not meet our requirements.

What should you submit?

The final draft of your story, 5000 or more words in length, about any subject, in any genre, related to Ukraine, Ukrainians or the world. We are seeking stories with an arc, a controlling idea, protagonists and forces of antagonism that hold the reader’s interest and lead to a transformative experience.

What should you not submit?

Please do not submit interviews, book or film reviews, narratives, news items or analytical materials. We are not seeking content for the sake of content. We recommend reading about the elements of storytelling in this book.

When should you expect a reply?

We try to respond to every submission. We request three weeks to do so. If we haven’t responded by then, feel free to 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 from one of the other publications, 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 and amount of payment. We will not, under any circumstances, or in any form, publish, share or copy your texts without your permission.