West of Scotland's Literary Journal
Laldy! is a bi-annual publication which comes out every March and September.
Poetry: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
We don’t want to restrict length, we feel most magazines are biased to smaller poems, we wish to dissolve such biases. However, keep in mind we are highly unlikely to publish a single ten page poem unless we faint from awe from its literary excellence! That being said, we are not opposed to two or three pages of one excellent poem. Please send a minimum of three poems maximum six poems! Please CREATE ONE DOCUMENT for your submission(s). Include your name and email address on all pages as header or footer. Use standard fonts (Times, Arial, Garamond). Font size 10-12 and please keep poems single spaced. As for styles of poetry, we have a very open field and we only ask whatever it is you do, that you do it well! Keep in mind length of your lines, our book size is 6 inch by 9 inch. Anything that bleeds over 5.5 inch will be deleted and not accepted it simply cannot be formatted to physically fit onto our page. Line counts we are more liberal with. Please email headline as "poetry." Poetry in English only. Please also include a 50 word Biog along with a mailing address for your free contributors copy.
Prose: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
Min 750 words, Max 5000 words for consideration. We will accept only up to 5000 words max per submission, and you may split this into as many stories that will fit into this word count, OR, you can submit one story up to this word count. When we say 5000 max, we will be strict as to anything going over this word count, keep in mind we are a magazine and we are very careful as to allocating space. Please email you headline as "prose." Prose in English only.
Prose must be formatted in such a way that it will not be difficult for us to change it from double spaced to single space. Please do not use any complex formatting. Please also use standard fonts (Times or Arial) size 10 or 12. Double spaced is fine as is single. We much PREFER SINGLE SPACED PROSE, as we do not need double spaced for major editing. Editing is YOUR responsibility, we will do a basic pass through, but rejections are sometimes made because someone has badly edited what could have been a perfectly good story. DO NOT put two spaces after full stops. This is an outdated way of typing that was used on old typewriters because their spaces were too small. If we recieve any writing that uses two spaces after a full stop, it will be rejected without further reading.
Please also include a 50 word Biog.
Essays: CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
We would LOVE to get submissions for essays, we can only publish one essay per issue. Up to 2000 words Max (and an extra page for references if needed). This section can be used for commentary as well. All essays MUST revolve around the subject of literature. We would love to hear ideas as to what you would like to write about. Please email your headline as "essay." See prose guidelines for formatting. Please also include a 50 word Biog.
For all submissions, include a POSTAL ADDRESS, so we can send you your free contributors copy of Laldy.
Please email all submissions to:
WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL AND UNPUBLISHED