Welcome, writers! We are now accepting submissions for our Summer ’17 issue.


  • Stories must be less than 3,000 words.
  • Please submit no more than five poems in one poetry submission.
  • If submitting multiple pieces, please combine into one file.


Fill out the online submission form. Given volume restrictions, please only submit once during each submission period. If the form isn’t working for you, please submit your piece as a PDF directly to


If Coup d’Etat decides to publish your work, we ask for first-time publishing rights. After publication, the rights revert back to you. If your work is printed elsewhere, we ask that you please reference Coup d’Etat as the original publisher. We also request the right to archive your work permanently, in digital and print form.


In the interest of fairness and diversity, we will publish no more than 2 poems or 1 story per author in any one issue. However, if we enjoy more pieces from an author we may encourage them to submit for our next issue.
Please promptly email us if you no longer wish for us to read your submitted piece(s).