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Prototype anthology

Submissions to the next issue of our annual anthology, PROTOTYPE 3 (July 2021), are now open until 1 April. The anthology is a space for new work, open to all and free from formal guidelines or restrictions. We welcome poetry, prose, visual work and experiments in between.

To submit your work, please email a sample of no longer than 6 pages to admin[at]

We will respond to all submissions by the end of April. 


Please email your proposal to admin[at], ensuring that all attachments are in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Please include a general description and synopsis of the work, plus a sample. The sample should not exceed 20 pages; we will request the full manuscript if we are interested in reading more.

Please also include a brief biography and a list of any previously published work.

We would also like to know why you are interested in Prototype publishing your work, and recommend reading some of our past publications to confirm whether we are the right publisher for you.

Responses and feedback

We will aim to respond to your email within 3 months, and would be grateful if you could wait patiently for this time to pass.

We cannot offer detailed feedback if your submission is unsuccessful, but will endeavour to suggest alternative avenues for publication whenever we can.