Upstairs at Duroc, started in 1999 in the cafe space near our former literary journal office at metro Duroc in central Paris, is an English language journal that publishes poetry and short prose pieces by new and established writers from the Paris area and around the world. Submissions are reviewed and edited by an editorial team at WICE every year so that we may offer this journal to our members and friends. This journal is donation-funded and produced with the support of WICE.

Submission Guidelines

Please include your name, postal address, email address, word count for prose, and a short bio. Work will be read anonymously. We are interested in experimental poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or translation. Please send up to 5 poems or 2 pieces of prose of no more than 2000 words each. Only perviously unpublished work will be considered.

Send submissions to with "Upstairs submission" as the subject. Attach poems as a single Word file.

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