This year we have several opportunities for all creators to win prizes, gain exposure, and grab a few more fans!

  • The Borfski Contest: One selection of artwork, writing, or other creative piece is chosen every other month to receive a $50 cash prize.
    – $5 submission/reading fee (Paypal account required, nonrefundable)
    – All categories
    – Submit by email only


  • Chapbooks: Each quarter, The Borfski Press will choose ten pieces submitted by artists, writers, musicians, or other creators to feature in a Borfski Press Chapbook, which will be available for purchase in print and electronic versions. What is a chapbook? It is a small publication usually containing less than forty pages of work.
    – $7 submission/reading fee (Paypal account required, nonrefundable)
    – Each of the ten contributors will receive 3% of the revenue received from the chapbook sales, plus 50% off their own print copy
    – All categories
    – These submissions should be your very best work; we will be extra picky for this special publication
    – Submit by email only


  • Featured Creators: Each month The Borfski Press picks one piece submitted by an artist, writer, musician, or other creator to feature on our website and social accounts. This piece will be for sale digitally on Amazon and our sites.
    – $1 submission/reading fee (Paypal account required, nonrefundable)
    – 50/50 percentage split of sales from Amazon between TBP and creators
    – All categories
    – Submit by email only


  • Video Reading/Explanation: Each month, The Borfski Press will choose one video submitted by an artist, writer, musician, or other creator in which they read, explain, or interpret their work for a $50 cash prize.
    – $5 Submission fee (Paypal account required, nonrefundable)
    – All categories
    – Submit by email only



The Borfski Press is a magazine and small publishing company. We publish poetry, fiction, lyrics, cartoons, flash fiction, comics, articles, nonfiction, reviews, photos, art, and music compositions. However, we are open to bizarre queries: all art is welcome. The Borfski Press’s magazine is a place to say what you want. We believe in the first amendment and want to hear the good shit, so don’t hold back. That said, please, NO racist, discriminating, hateful, or religious material. The Borfski Press accepts work by both emerging and established artists. As a new company, we have a high acceptance rate. Above all else: keep writing and creating.

Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions are permitted and encouraged! Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. You may submit to multiple genres but allow for us to accept or reject your work before submitting

Response Time

Our editors will get back to you as soon as possible with an acceptance/rejection letter. However, we have an influx of submissions, and it may take anywhere from 2-8 weeks before we can respond. You will receive a detailed letter from a human being: not a generic message. Every submission will receive a response.


If we accept your work for our magazine, we obtain First Serial Rights. Once accepted, the rights revert to the writer and you are free to do with the piece(s) as you please.  We accept unpublished and previously unpublished material.

Thank you all so much and please let Dagney or myself know if you have any questions!

– SH