Submission Guidelines

The Rosette Maleficarum prides itself on literary works that promote the darker aspects of life. From a dilapidated doll that watched her owner abandon her, to the ghost of a soldier  who wanders the battlefield, the journal records to struggles of humanity. Even so, I’m open to little innocent lights, ones that bring back the nostalgia of our youth. But who knows? Just send a piece in, and perhaps it could be published here.

General Submissions

The Rosette will accept short stories of 1,000 to 8,000 words, poetry of up to about 40 lines, and prose between 200 to 5,000 words. Send your works in PDF, doc, or Epub format to Place on the subjects line “Submissions”. You can send up to five pieces, but please, submit only once per month, as to give others a chance to submit.

General submissions are open year round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you credit the Rosette Maleficarum as first publisher.

Specific Calls 

Due to unforseen issues, the 2nd issue for the Rosette Maleficarum is canceled. All submissions sent to the 2nd issue will be considered for general publication.

The Rosette is proud to announce that we will be taking submissions for the theme of “Enchantment” for Issue #2.

Of course, while Disney can, indeed, be charming, we all know they don’t tell the full story. From Cinderella’s bloody toes to the Prince Charming abandonment, to even Sleeping Beauty’s eternal slumber, there’s a dark, magical quality to these stories, all of which this journal will fully exploit. As such, we will accept short stories, poetry, and prose that pertain to this theme.

Like the first journal, I will be accepting submissions starting from March 1st to April 15th. In order to submit, type in the subject line “Enchantment.” Please send all submissions to

For those who are accepted into the second issue, I will send them a PDF copy of “Enchantment”, as well as include their works as apart of the online journal. For those who didn’t quite make the cut, their works will still be included in this journal.

Remember, general submissions are still open all year round.

Past Submission Calls 

~For Issue #1, the Rosette is considering submissions for the theme, “Mother Earth.”

The journal will be looking for short stories, poetry, and prose about nature. Whether it be the earth taking back what it rightfully belongs, or simple observations of what goes on in life, send me your wonderful works. From these submissions, I will which works will go into the first issue. I will be accepting submissions until November 15th, 2017.  In the subject line, type in “Mother Earth” so I won’t confuse you for regular submissions.

-For poets who are in this first issue, I will send them a PDF copy of the issue, “Mother Earth”, as well as include their poetry as part of the Rosette. For those who didn’t quite make the cut, I will still include their poetry in the Rosette.


By submitting to the Rosette Maleficarum, you’re giving me a non-exclusive right to publish your work online. If your work shows up somewhere else, please credit the Rosette as first publisher. There is no compensation, other than more exposure for both you and your work, at this time.