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Submission Guidelines

for Prose: Please Don't welcomes submissions of non-fiction, fiction, and interviews. Length can vary, but if under assignment a word count will be provided. Pitches, queries, and outlines of arguments are also welcome; please keep them to 250 words. We're fine with simultaneous submissions so long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please Don't doesn't pay. Send your work as a Word document or RTF to submissions[at] Make sure to include a short bio note. Please don't send us work that has already been accepted or published elsewhere. Turnaround time can be up to 10 weeks. We will get back to you as promptly as we can.
for Art: Artists can send jpegs to submissions[at]
for Axl: Chapters of Please Don't's serial-collaborative novel "Axl Watch" will generally be assigned via solicitation. Chapter submissions will not be read. Authors interested in writing a chapter of "Axl Watch" should submit a 500-word essay about Axl Rose to submissions[at] In the subject line of these emails, please include the name of your favorite song from Appetite for Destruction. ("You're Crazy" is acceptable even though we like its acoustic version from Lies better.)

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