We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews of new books of poetry and prose. We impose no restrictions on category or type of submission for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We are happy to consider long stories and self-contained excerpts of novels. Please double-space all prose submissions. Please limit poetry submission to 3-5 poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but we ask that you notify us of this at the time of submission. Please allow three to four months for a decision.
The Journal also accepts art submissions for both our print and online issues. We’re interested in visual art of all kinds and offer a monetary payment of $100 upon acceptance. Please include up to eight pages of art and a short bio and/or artist statement with your submission.
Every contributor will receive a one-year subscription to The Journal and two contributor’s copies. Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to offer monetary payment to our art contributors. Recent contributors, please wait at least one year from when your work appears in The Journal before submitting again.
The Journal no longer accepts submissions via US mail. Please submit through our online submission manager: Submittable Online Submission System.
Please withdraw submissions using the online submission system. For withdrawals of a single poem from a packet, there is no need to withdraw the entire submission; please email the poetry editor at email@example.com.
For guidelines about submitting to the Wheeler Prize, please go here.
For guidelines about submitting our new Non/Fiction Prize (formerly The Short Fiction Prize), please go here.
Please address all concerns or queries to the appropriate editor:
Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction Editor, email@example.com
Nonfiction Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Poetry Editor, email@example.com
Reviews Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org