Appointment at 10.30



Submissions for Appointment at 10.30 Pure Slush Vol. 22 are NOW OPEN.

(They opened 1st September 2021 and will close 31st October.)

Your Appointment at 10.30 submission must be:

  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)
  • 150 word minimum limit for fiction and non-fiction, stories and essays / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each story / essay: maximum number of prose pieces you can submit is 3.)
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each poem: maximum number of poems you can submit is 5.)
  • must include mention of an appointment or meeting or assignation or rendezvous or gathering or catch-up at 10.30 … a.m. or p.m. … you choose!

You must be minimum 18 years of age to submit.

We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions.

If you have any questions, please email


To submit, click here. Please include the word APPOINTMENT, plus your name and the title of your submission, and the word count. (Please note: word counts do not include titles or your name.)

PLEASE NOTE: if you are submitting more than one poem, story or essay, we really prefer they are all included on one document. So if you have 5 poems or 3 stories to submit, please include them on one document, and thus make one submission, rather than 5 submissions (one for each poem) or 3 submissions (one for each story).

If you are new to Pure Slush, please include a brief bio or profile of yourself.

For other topics re submitting and rights etc, click here.

Original cover photograph copyright © Annette Rose Fort

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