The Signal House Edition is the joint publishing project founded by Kit Brookman, Melissa Chambers & Henry Martin, with Erica Gillingham as Poetry Editor. The journal is headquartered in London and Dublin. The Edition is a department of The Signal House, a live performance collective founded in 2018.
As a currently all-white editorial team, we are committed to ongoing anti-racism education and practices as well as platforming underrepresented voices.
The Edition appears monthly and brings together the thoughts, words, images and views of living artists, thinkers and makers from all continents.
We are an artist-run, independent and unfunded publication. The Edition represents hundreds of hours of research, creation and refinement by our contributors. Current expenses are covered by the editors, and our contributors put forward their work in the spirit of intellectual and artistic community.
The Edition is free because we do not want price to be a barrier to accessing and enjoying the content. However, if you, like we, believe that every person should be paid for their work, please consider donating. All donations to the journal made in a six month period are divided equally between the contributors in that period.
We currently accept submissions in poetry, non-fiction, art, audio, and fiction.
We encourage submissions from individuals from backgrounds and identities underrepresented in art and writing, particularly with regard to race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability. We welcome works translated from other languages into English where both writer and translator hold rights. Contributors retain copyright for their work. Please send all submissions to
All submissions should:
Be typed in size 12 font
Be in the English language
Be previously unpublished
Be submitted by the rights holder
Only send one submission in a given four-month period
Include a category (e.g. Audio, Poetry, Art etc.) in the email subject
Include a 150-word email or biography by way of introduction
Name attached files as follows: Category_File_Name_Contributor_Name., ie. Fiction_To_Kill_A_Mockingbird_Harper_Lee
In addition to the above, include a link to your work in the email, do not attach files.
In addition to the above, include a 200-word pitch on your proposed piece and the genre or subgenre of the piece, i.e. radio drama, interview, sound art, etc. If applicable, include a link to your work in the email. Do not attach files.
In addition to the above, attach one story per submission. Word count maximum 2,000. For perspective we prefer that you are currently living in the place that you are writing about.
In addition to the above, attach one story per submission. Word count maximum 1000. For perspective submissions, we prefer that you are currently living in the place that you are writing about.
In addition to the above, include a 200-word pitch on your proposed piece and the genre or subgenre of the piece, i.e. interview, memoir, biography, personal essay, critical essay etc.
In addition to the above, attach 2 poems to the email, no longer than 60 lines each.