Publishers: Pumpkin New Writing


Pumpkin aims to establish itself as a showcase for the best new writing on the web, while providing valuable support and resources to writers, new and established. Pumpkin will be published quarterly, with each issue featuring five exceptional pieces of new writing. Each issue will be available online, and a semi-annual anthology will be printed through CompletelyNovel’s print-on-demand service. Submissions are open to writers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, published or unpublished, but the work itself must be previously unpublished, either in print or online. And that’s all we ask. Please check our Submission Guidelines before sending in your work for consideration.

Company history

Pumpkin is run by writer Daphne Kapsali, founder and editor of this is it, the online literary and contemporary arts magazine, which ran very successfully from 2003 to 2006, attracting a loyal following of about one thousand unique visitors per issue. This is it was taken offline in September 2006, as web hosting costs and the volume of work involved in maintaining it became unmanageable. The clean, no-frills format of pumpkin was chosen deliberately, to avoid the difficulties encountered in running this is it, and to allow the focus to stay exclusively on the writing.

Recent Activity

  • Pumpkin New Writing
    Pumpkin New Writing
    Pumpkin New Writing added Pumpkin New Writing to their associates and bagged+7
  • Pumpkin New Writing
    Pumpkin New Writing joined CompletelyNovel
  • Pumpkin New Writing
    Daphne Kapsali
    Pumpkin New Writing added Daphne Kapsali to their associates and earned+7
  • Writer Submissions

    Pumpkin welcomes submissions of fiction (short stories, novel excerpts up to 2,000 words) or poetry, from writers of all ages and backgrounds. All submissions must be in Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) format, and accompanied by a brief author bio (150 words max). Submissions must be the author’s own, unpublished work. Five pieces (per issue) will be selected to be published on pumpkin, and the authors will be notified by email. Authors whose work is not selected for inclusion will not be notified. Only one submission per author per issue, please. Submissions are now being accepted for issue 2 of Pumpkin, due to be published in spring 2009. Deadline for submissions to issue 2: April 1st 2008. Pumpkin will also publish original articles on writing, submitting manuscripts to agents and publishers, and other topics of interest to writers. Article submissions are always welcome (ignore the issue deadlines); please make sure you stick to the appropriate document format (.doc or .txt), and include a brief bio. Label all article submissions “Article” (i.e. in the email subject field) to avoid confusion. Email submissions and questions to