Republic of Camberville

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Welcome to Republic of Camberville!

For Season 2 of Republic of Camberville (RoC) we want to feature your work! Why submit to RoC? 

  1. Promote your work in an entirely new way
  2. Reach a whole new audience (14.7k streams of Season 1 as of 11/3/19)
  3. 3... too many to list here. Check out the many reasons in this blog post.

Taking inspiration from Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio (published a century ago this year), RoC aims to celebrate the diversity and drama of an "every-town." And while Winesburg, Ohio was based on a real town, Camberville is up for grabs. With your prose, we can create this new fictional town and bring it to life in ways no other literary magazine is doing. 

I am thrilled you are considering submitting to this project and I can't wait to read your work!

Submission Guidelines

Regular Submissions

The editors invite submissions of radio drama and fiction (no literary criticism or nonfiction). Online submissions through our Submission Manager only (submittable). Do not mix submission types in the same submission. For a full list of details and FAQ visit

All prose manuscripts should be double-spaced. Radio-drama scripts should follow this format. File types supported are limited to .doc(x), .txt, and .pdf. Submissions should include the author name and email address on the first page.

Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you notify us if accepted elsewhere. 

Previously published material is welcome as long as the publication date is before January 1, 2020 and the author holds the copyright (See below for the full list of exclusions.)

Standard response time is from 4-8 weeks after the submission window has closed. 



Every submission must include one (1) of the following in the title or body of the submission. 

  1. Cambridge
  2. Somerville
  3. Camberville

Be sure to spell them correctly! Readers will perform a ctrl+F for Cambridge, Somerville and/or Camberville before beginning reading. If you do not include one of these terms, your submission will not be read

Stories do not have to take place in Cambridge, Somerville or Camberville, BUT they should have significant links. Somerville, MA and Cambridge, MA are real places and stories that take place in these cities should reflect the reality of those communities. However, Camberville (a local colloquialism of Cambridge + Somerville) is a fictional place and can be adapted to meet the needs of a story. Please familiarize yourself with the type of stories produced in Season 1 for context. 

Submission Types

It’s best to familiarize yourselves with the fiction from Season 1 before submitting. Every episode must be fictional and standalone. Excerpts from unpublished book-length manuscripts will be considered, but must be able to stand alone. 

Short Story

One (1) full length (non-short short) story per submission. While there are no length restrictions, longer manuscripts (9,000 to 12,000 words) must be truly exceptional to be considered. Previously produced short stories range from 4,000-7,000 words. And while there is no limit to the number of characters a story has, the more voices a story needs the more expensive it is to produce. 

Flash Story

Three (3) short-short stories, or flash fiction, per submission. Short-shorts should be no longer than 1,500 words per story. Please include all submissions in one document.


One (1) script per submission. Scripts should be between 15-60 minutes in length. See this example for how to format scripts for submission. 

Copyright Exclusions

Previously published material is welcome under certain conditions. 

  • The work must be published before January 1, 2020. This includes radio/podcast adaptations, literary magazines, posting on blogs, etc. 
  • The author must hold the copyright. As a general rule, authors own the copyright for work published in literary magazines and for self-published work. For fiction published in conjunction with a publisher, the author should investigate the copyright holding. Every situation is different. The writer/submitter is responsible for understanding if he/she/they own the copyright for their work. The author of any produced story lends the copyright to Republic of Camberville (RoC) until the episode is published. The copyright then reverts back to the author.  The following articles provide more resources to writers unfamiliar with copyright dos and don’ts. 
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