Upstairs at Duroc Submission Guidelines

Upstairs at Duroc is interested in English language poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and translations.  We welcome innovative or cross-genre forms, prose poems and flash fiction. Standalone excerpts from longer works will also be considered. Submit no more than 5 poems, or two prose pieces not exceeding 2000 words each.  Include cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address, word count for prose, and a short Bio. Work is read anonymously by our Editorial Board.

  • Submission dates: We accept submissions from October 1 to February 28.
  • Please submit only previously unpublished material!
  • Poetry submission: Submit up to five poems. Attach them in a single Word document, one poem per page.
  • Prose submissions: For short stories, send one or two pieces of no more than 2000 words each. Send up to five flash fiction pieces, attaching them in a single Word document, one piece per page.
  • Visual Art submissions: We seek drawings, etchings and photographs with good contrast. Mostly black/white, plus one color piece per issue (for the cover). Send artwork in jpeg format.
  • Send submissions to:
  • For any queries regarding submissions, please write to The Editors at

Snail mail submissions should be sent to:

c/o Upstairs at Duroc
10 rue Tiphaine
75015 Paris