Submissions for Conversations Pure Slush Vol. 21 are now open. (They opened on February 16th 2021.)

Submissions will close 6th April 2021.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for poems, stories and essays that focus on speech / dialogue / a conversation (or more) between 2 people (or more) …


Your 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  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)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
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each poem: maximum number of poems you can submit is 5.)
  • the main focus of your submission must be a conversation. It does not have to only be speech, but a conversation between two or more beings must be its main point.

You must be minimum 18 years of age.


If you have any questions, please email

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

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.