Welcome to the BULL submission system. Here's the deal:

Submissions are considered for both the BULL website and print magazine. Pretty much all work accepted from general submissions is accepted for the web initially. Our print selections are often picked from that season's web acceptances.

This is to say, chances to get work in the print mag are very slim without the willingness to let that work go online. 

BULL online has just as much audience as BULL in print.

Exclusive to the BULL website are several running columns, including non-fiction/essay features that can be found below.

The mag is almost exclusively fiction.

Your submitted work will be read and responded to respectfully, typically within 3 months.

A longer time usually means more people are reading it, which is a good thing.

If you do not have the current BULL issue (#5 - The Youth Issue) we recommend using our Lucky 7 Submissions, good for any category below, and just a lot more fun.

Reading, writing, and yes, even submitting to magazines, should be somewhat fun.

While we are committed to keeping submissions free, we like many other lit mags do struggle to stay afloat financially. This is a labor of love for us and will always be labor of love. All funding for submissions goes strictly into building and maintaining the BULL brand.

If you like what we do, have a few bucks to spare, and want to help us insure that we can continue to do what we do, we'd be supremely grateful for your generosity. 


  • We tend to publish prose anywhere from 500 words to 5000 words, but will on occasion consider submissions outside those limits.
  • Writers of flash, we will consider multiple pieces of flash totaling up to 5000 words compiled in one document (please do not submit multiple flash pieces as separate submissions).
  • If your work is not accepted, please wait at least one month before trying us again.