There have been traces of Fauna throughout the world of literature. From Aesop’s fables to Animal Farm, writers have used animals to convey messages that human characters just can’t.
You’re free to use any animal, bird, aquatic creature in your poem or fiction.

You can send general submissions beside the theme but preference will be given to the themed submissions.

Previously unpublished –

FLASH FICTION – 300-1000 words. We don’t like to restrict ourselves to any genres. So anything from high school drama to high fantasies are welcome.

POETRY – Up to 3 poems in a single submission. Free verse, haiku, ballad, classical or anything else you can conjure. Bring it on.

ART – Contact us at for art submissions.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please let The Machinery know as soon as your work gets selected somewhere else.

For more details of eligibility and how to submit, follow this linkbefore February 15, 2017.