Always follow the guidelines of the publication's ad or other information you learn about them from The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses or other reference sources.  If no indication is given, 3-5 pages of poetry or one short story is appropriate.

  • ADVICE. If you can afford it, send your work flat, or folded once.  This is simply a courtesy and not a requirement.  The standard of 3-5 poems was actually established by how many pages fit into a #10 regular business envelope along with a SASE and still required only a single first class stamp.  If you are hard at work in the field, postage adds up.