The Boiler publishes new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis. The current submission period ends on February 15, 2018. They're looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and artwork.
For poetry submissions, they say, "Quite simply, we’re looking for great poetry. Poetry from hungry writers with something to say. Lyricism that refuses to sit still on the tongue and brood in the mind. Lines that hold both risk and precision. We want to feel. Send us 3 – 5 poems of your best work in one document along with a cover letter. We are excited to see what you and your words are up to."
They are also seeking fiction submissions "that display commonalities in the human spirit which derive from an human ideal. Whether those commonalities display loss, defeat, triumph, humor, abandonment, fortitude, etc, at the Boiler, we pride ourselves on showcasing honesty within that human spirit. We admire duality of character, conflict and unique personality.
We feel what makes The Boiler unique is our dedication to publishing works that aren’t afraid. When we read a story, it should evoke the sensation that something has taken hold of us, that we can’t stop reading it. We ask that stories not be written for shock alone, but with the knowledge that from strangeness, humanity shines.
Submit an unpublished piece of flash fiction, short story or story excerpt up to 3,500 words..."
For creative nonfiction submissions, they are looking for "well-crafted, detailed, and honest stories that come more from the heart than the head. Stories we want to keep in our back pocket. Lately, we’ve been thinking about essays and the non-traditional narrative. Surprise us." Submit up to 3,500 words.