Great works of contemporary literature welcome: we're open and reading for next year's issue.


While our guidelines are detailed in the categories below, basically this: we hope to read your very best - and more than that we're excited to read it, and we want more, we hope for more, we quietly plead for/demand more. We love great literature, we love finding new voices and reading wonderful works from more established writers. We always put samples of some of favorites from past issues on our homepage - looking at those or reading the journal are the best ways, of course, to get a sense of our taste.

Submissions should be previously unpublished; simultaneous submissions are fine; we publish Prism annually each spring and (generally) read year-round; each fall we run a short story and poetry contest; we're charging a two dollar fee these days so that we can do something we hope all agree is a good thing: pay all our authors (at least $50 per writer).

Happy submitting!

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Poetry submission + back issue

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Prose submission + back issue

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Purchase Issue #15 (or prior issue)

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