We’re publishing individual pieces throughout 2023. Thanks to a very generous donor, we’re also excited to offer a $20 honorarium to each published writer this year (or until funds run out).

Please review our detailed guidelines for each genre on Submittable. It’ll make us super happy (and way more likely to publish your brilliant writing). Generally though, we accept the following genres and word counts:

  • For fiction, please submit 1 piece (flash or short fiction) under 3,500 words in a single Word doc.
  • For creative nonfiction, please submit 1 piece that’s under 3,000 words in a single Word doc.
  • For poetry, you can send 1–3 pieces of poetry per submission opening in a single Word doc.

Submissions closed

Our submission window for each genre will close when we’ve reached our submission cap. We do this to ensure we can read and respond to each submission in a timely manner. You can look out for open submission periods on our Twitter and Instagram.


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