We are accepting submissions for novellas from 1 March to 31 March 2023 and would love to read your work! We are not accepting non-fiction books in this window.
Please send the following to email@example.com:
- The MS, which should ideally be between 20,000 to 30,000 words.
- A brief synopsis of the novella.
- An introduction about who you are as a writer.
We welcome submissions from writers at all stages of their career, including emerging voices who may or may not have been previously published. We don’t consider previously published or self-published submissions.
We’ll reply to all submissions by the 30 April 2023. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to give individual feedback on those submissions that don’t fit for our programme.
- All submissions should be previously unpublished.
- We consider a variety of texts for publication, such as reviews, personal essays, and other forms of writing.
- Submissions for the website should be between 800 to 2,500 words.
- Manuscripts for both fiction and creative non-fiction books can be submitted for consideration (during open calls).
- We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us should your work be accepted elsewhere.
- We aim to respond to submissions within 6 weeks. Please note that we are not always able to offer individual feedback but carefully consider each submission.
- Submissions to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PVA Fair Pay and Conditions Policy
PVA is committed to providing fair payment and conditions to all artists with whom we work. All artists and contributors are remunerated in accordance with the principles laid out in the Arts Council’s policy on Paying the Artist as well as observing recommendations on payments as advised by the Words Ireland, the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland), and Visual Artists Ireland.
Payments to contributors are tiered as follows:
- Writers who contribute to our hardcopy journals will be paid a minimum fee of €225 per text. Review writers and interviewees will be paid a minimum fee of €175.
- Artists who contribute original work to our hardcopy journals will be paid a fee of €300; for reproduction of original works already produced/published (except in cases where documentation images are supplied to accompany reviews/articles), we will pay a republication fee of €100–150.
- External copy editors or proofreaders will be paid in accordance with fees set by AFEPI Ireland (copy editors at €40/hour; proofreaders €25/hour).
- Any further costs associated with production of original work, travel or accommodation costs, or other costs accrued in the development of contributions, will also be treated as expenses to be covered by the company.
These fees will be maintained in all cases and reviewed regularly in relation to advised rates and augmented as and when possible. Last updated March 2022.