Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.
Scum is interested in publishing feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “non-fiction” or “poetry”. Please include a short bio. Please note that we don’t accept pitches at this time. We do not accept previously published pieces. Obviously the best way to find out the kind of work we publish is to read what’s already on our site, but maybe you’ve written something great that you haven’t seen on Scum before and that’s cool as well.
Email us at email@example.com. Send your work as a word document (not pasted in the body of the email, please!) and make sure you include the type of submission (fiction/non-fiction/poetry) in the subject line. We try to get back to everyone as soon we can, but remember we only have a staff of four flailing, hopeless babies so please be patient and kind.
Note: We pay $60AUD per piece of writing. We pay at the beginning of each month after the publication date.
For more information, visit the SCUM website.