Thank you a million times to everyone who submitted to Vol. 2!
We received an amazing amount of submissions and loved working through them all and seeing what everybody had to say.  

☻ SUBMISSIONS for OROBORO VOL. 2 are currently closed! ☻ 
Currently putting together a fantastic Vol. 2.
In the meantime catch
Vol. 1 !

Click here to submit!

Note: These are not submissions for reading your work live at Death Rattle Writers Festival.

Festival Submissions for 2018 fest are CLOSED! 
For festival submissions, please visit the festvial page here.
Stay tuned.



5-6 poems and / or 10 pages. We look at excerpts from long poems, too.

Submissions should include work in one file in .docx or pdf.



1000 word limit. We look at excerpts from longer work, too.

Submissions should include work in one file in .docx or pdf.



Yes! We take comics! 

4 page submission limit. 

Submissions should include work in one image file, .jpeg, or pdf. 

300 dpi minimum, no larger than 8.5 x 11 in. 

Death Rattle Review

Submissions for our blog Death Rattle Review are always open!  We publish non-fiction essays, interviews, and reviews on books, poetry, movies, community events and culture. Send us your submission at

OROBORO will be hosting an annual literary contest with a distinguished guest judge. Contest includes a $100 Honorarium and a statement from the judge about your work. We announce certain stipulations or themes for submitting upon opening for submission. Our contest submission period will open late summer 2019.

All submissions must include a cover letter. A cover letter includes why you are submitting to OROBORO and a short biography about yourself. 

Simultaneous submissions are allowed and encouraged, just let us know if a portion or the whole of the submission is accepted elsewhere via a submittable note or email.

If we’ve published you before, you’re allowed to resubmit to OROBORO again.

If you've submitted to OROBORO before, we encourage you to submit again! We always love to see how you are growing as an artist.

Please do not send us previously published work. 

Only one submission per open reading period although we encourage you to submit again. 

Any unsolicited submissions sent to us outside of our submission period will be discarded.

All work will be copy edited for design purposes.

All rights revert to the authors upon publication, though we ask you cite OROBORO when published elsewhere or in anthology.

If you are unable to submit your work online or experience any difficulties with our submittable, please let us know at