Submission Periods

Fall Edition
Ultra-Short Competition
Submissions will be accepted from December 1 to March 15.
We report between May 15 and June 15.

Spring Edition
Submissions will be accepted from September 1 to November 30.
We report between December 15 and January 15.

Please review the submission guidelines carefully before sending your work. Please submit all work via e-mail to We no longer accept or return submissions via post. (We have not accepted them for the past five years.) With the exceptions of those received from military personnel and prisoners, postal submissions will not be considered or returned.

Works submitted outside of the submission periods will not be considered. If you find that you have accidentally submitted outside of the normal periods, please simply resubmit your work at the proper time.

For inquiries and sample copies, you may also write to:
The Binnacle
19 Kimball Hall
University of Maine at Machias
116 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654