Submission Guidelines


Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue encourages new and emerging writers as well as those already established in the craft. Experimental and cross-genre/ fusion works are welcome, as are traditional or established formats.

Submissions of all genres (under 3000 words) will be considered; however our primary focus is creative writing with emphasis on poetry and short prose. Each issue will adhere to a theme to be announced in the issue prior; the theme for the next issue is Faith.

Submissions should not exceed 3000 words unless specifically requested. All submissions should be submitted by email to:

Submissions without a specified theme will not be considered.

A cover letter should accompany the submission, detailing which theme the work is intended for, the writer’s contact details and a brief biography (50 words or fewer). Submissions may be either included in the body of the email (preferred) or attached as a Microsoft Word document. Please send no more than one prose piece or three poems in a single email. Simultaneous submissions will be considered, however if your work is accepted for another publication we require immediate notice.

Submissions will not be considered if they require extensive editing or are unfinished. Only work of professional publication quality will be included in Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue. All writing should be previously unpublished in print format. Works that are not suitable for our current theme may be held for consideration in future publications.

Please allow up to eight weeks for notification of acceptance.