ryga welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry, prose and short plays from emerging writers. Writers interested in submitting must have no more than three previous publications in other journals or magazines, and must not have published any book-length works to date.
Our reading period is May 1 – August 1 of each year. Submissions received outside of this timeframe will not be considered.
Include a cover letter in the body of the email with your name, email address, date of submission, and the title(s) of your piece(s). You may also include a short bio (no more than 100 words).
Attach your piece(s) as a single document in .doc or .rtf format
Poetry should be single-spaced. Prose and plays should be double-spaced.
A standard, readable font should be used, in 12-point type.
Each page should be numbered and include the author’s name and the title of the piece in the header.
Prose and play manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words, and should indicate a word count on the first page.
We will strive to respond to your submission within four weeks, but our response time will vary according to the volume of submissions. Please don’t contact us about the status of your submission unless you haven’t heard from us for two months.
If your work is accepted, ryga buys First North American serial rights and non-exclusive WWW rights. Payment is $50.