cahoodaloodaling is currently on an extended hiatus.

Because cahoodaloodaling is a themed publication, those wishing to submit should first consult our Submission Calls to see what we’re currently looking for. Once you’ve found an issue you feel is a good fit for your work, please use the following guidelines to submit your work through our


WRITERS & POETS: Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. We do not have length limits, but longer pieces must truly warrant their word count. Do not include your name on these files, as we read submissions blind.

ARTISTS: Submit up to 10 pieces of photographs, illustrations, cartoons, fractal renders, etc, in .jpeg format. Art is considered for both covers and features.

MUSICIANS: Audio submissions should be .mp3, .mp4, or .wma. If your audio submission is accepted for publication, we’ll turn it into a video and host it on our YouTube page. Or, you may submit your own video .mp4. Submissions may include both audio/video and text.

COLLABORATIONS: (2+ creators) Submit only 1-3 pieces per issue, each as its own attachment. Collaborators may work within one or multiple mediums.

ETCETERA: Limit 1. Articles, essays, interviews, and book review requests fall into this category. Please also include a brief summary. Articles and essays should be about writing and publishing, or match a current submission call.

BOOK REVIEWS: Want your book reviewed? Instead of using our submissions manager, query via email:, with “Book Review” in the subject. Please include a brief sample (a few poems or a chapter).  



TITLE: Include the titles of your pieces, each separated by a comma.

COVER LETTER: Include a brief, third-person biography that is fun, 50-150 words, and demonstrates who you are as a writer/artist. Previously published and simultaneous submissions are both fine, provided you state this in the cover letter. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it from cahoodaloodaling by leaving a comment on your submission that notes the withdrawn piece(s).

PHOTO: Attach a contributor’s photo. It can be your smiling face or your left foot—anything that shows who you are, but it must be of you.  Do not send a picture of your dog, crazy ex-lover or your favorite fruit (although they may be in the picture with you!).  Pictures should be a .jpeg, with pixel dimensions no smaller than 100×100 and no larger than 300×300.


cahoodaloodaling holds social justice, equality, diversity, and safe spaces for writers and artists of all backgrounds as the ethical imperative of our journal. By submitting your work, you are agreeing to the terms of our policy in which you, the contributor, become a public representative of cahoodaloodaling, and as such, are expected to uphold values in keeping with social justice and responsible exercise of free speech.
Any demonstration of a public profile that goes against cahoodaloodaling’s commitment to equality, diversity, social justice, and safe spaces for writers and artists of all backgrounds will be considered breach of our publishing agreement in that it damages the cahoodaloodaling brand, and will be considered grounds for removal of your work from our site.


“What are the top three things you look for in a submission and why?” Jim Harrington of Six Questions For interviews Raquel Thorne of cahoodaloodaling.


7 thoughts on “

  1. Hilary

    Hello there!
    I noticed that on archived issues there is a form to submit a comment. Does Cahoodaloodaling filter comments which demean the writer or artist and/or put down the subject in any way? Not only for me, but other marginalized writers I know, bullying on the comment sections of literary and artistic blogs and online publications is becoming a serious problem and is causing minority artists and writers to shrink back and not share their visions. I wanted to know what your policy on this is, as I am weighing the benefits and risks of submitting. Thank you.

    1. Raquel Thorne

      Hello Hilary,

      We screen comments. Only valid critiques are allowed and we wouldn’t tolerate any demeaning comments in our space.


  2. Tim Walker

    I don’t see a method of attaching an author photo to my submission via Submittable. Is it possible your guidelines are out of sync with your submission process?

    1. Raquel Thorne

      Hello Malcolm,

      We choose to remain fee-free for submissions and as such are unable to pay contributors at this time.


  3. Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll

    I’m writing to thank you very much for nominating my poem “In Season” for a Pushcart Prize. Very exciting and very appreciated!
    I found out about the nomination from a friend who’s on your email list. I’m signing up below for comments and posts – I hope that’s the correct procedure to be on your update list.
    Again, thank you very much.
    Wendy E. Ingersoll


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