wanted: your great literature!

--> we're closed for the next few weeks as we go through all the great submissions for our 2024 issue ... & we plan to open up sometime in March or April for next year, with a free submission window in early May <--

Send us great work! All accepted authors are paid, and all submissions will be considered for our $200 Staff Choice Award: an accepted piece chosen by our staff as best embodying two things we love and respect about writing: stylistic ambition and social engagement. One author each issue will receive this award, announced with the issue's release (usually in May).

Generally: As always: we hope to read your very best, we're excited to read it, and we want more, we hope for more, we quietly plead for/demand more. Simply: we love great literature, especially literature that is urgent and/or strange, and we love all voices, be they new, emerging, or established - certainly those from underrepresented groups. We always put samples from past issues on our homepage if you'd like to get a sense of our sensibilities (which, of course, change).

Note: Submissions are being read for our spring 2024 issue. They must be previously unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are totally fine (but please withdraw accepted pieces immediately; the lack of this practice has increased far too much for us lately).

Note 2.0: We generally charge a two dollar fee so that we can do something we hope all agree is a good thing: pay all our authors, at least $40 per writer; usually we have free submissions in early Dec and May ... and during most of June and July, we offer free submissions to any authors who self-identify as being from underrepresented or minoritized communities or simply can't afford the $2 fee.

-->Excepting the student contest, current students and employees of the University of La Verne are not eligible to submit. Sorry!

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Current issue 25 features amazing work from extremely talented authors, including poetry by Kevin Griffin, Casey Knott, Karan Kapoor, and Laura Ruby (winner of our inaugural Staff Choice Award); prose by Jami Kimbrell, Julian Ramirez, Treena Thibodeau, Grace Reed Richardson, and Jacqueline Vogtman; interviews with several contributors; and featured interviews with Leah Huizar and Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi.


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