Work with us.

With/out Pretend places emphasis on working with women. This enthusiastically includes ALL women and non-binary folks. We’re currently accepting submissions and pitches for our new magazine The Vault. The Vault publishes long-form illustrated stories every month. We will also be publishing collaborative multi-issues, poetry collections, and a quarterly print magazine.


We’re looking for intimate, untold stories from emerging and established writers. We accept fiction and non-fiction prose pieces between 2,000 - 4,000 words (and we'll consider poetry for specific issues only). We’re keen to see the stories that matter to you — the stories that you are ready to tell.

How to Submit


We accept full drafts OR pitches. Please complete the form below.

Visual artists

Please send a short bio with samples of your work by completing the form below. If there are fields that don’t apply to you, indicate “n/a.”

Hearing back

We have a small editorial team, and unfortunately we don’t have time to respond to all incoming submissions. We appreciate the hard work and vulnerability it takes to submit work, and we see you! If we haven’t responded to your note within 3 months, please feel free to follow up with us.

Other important info

Many literary magazines will charge a submission fee to subsidise their administrative and editorial costs*. Our submission process is free, but we do ask that you support one of our projects before submitting work for our consideration. You can subscribe to The Vault for only $5 per month, and cancel anytime. You can also purchase an individual story for $6.

*We pay the folks we work with.