Submission guidelines

Strukturriss is open for submissions year-round. We aim to publish four issues a year: January, April, July, and October. Please send us your work in an email to

We’re currently reading submissions for issues 1.3 (October 2020) and 2.1 (January 2021).

We are particularly looking for radical genre-bending work, and ask for submissions that do not adhere to conventional boundaries in terms of form and content. Underrepresented narrative voices, nonlinear fiction, genderbending and queering, non-conventional poetry, radical essays in fiction and non-fiction are all particularly welcome. Some amount of non-English is fine, but please make sure the majority of your submission is in English.

We warmly welcome work from first-time or aspiring writers, and will try to give feedback on every piece.

We ask that your submissions are not previously published. When published here, we’ll ask for right of first written publication and anthologizing of your piece, disseminating it world-wide and non-exclusively, and acknowledgement of Strukturriss as place of first publication.

Guidelines for word count:
less than 500 words = ultra-short story
500-1500 words = flash fiction
1500-5000 words = short story
more than 5000 words = story

For poems or non-fiction pieces, there’s no maximum (or minimum) word count.

Please feel free to submit in any category or combination of categories, but only two pieces at a time.

You can use whichever format feels right when submitting your work, although it will need to be compatible with LibreOffice. If your work is published, we’ll ask you for a short bio statement (100 words).

We don’t mind simultaneous submissions, but please make sure to tell us right away if your work gets published elsewhere.

At the moment, we can’t offer compensation, but hope to be able to at some point in the future.