General submissions for poetry, fiction, and literary translations are open. We look forward to reading your submission. 

Please submit no more than five poems, all of which should be included in a single document. For the title of the submission, please list the titles of the poems separated by commas (or the first one or two if there is not enough room). Please submit a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter.

If you are a Black and/or Trans poet, and would like to submit, we are waiving fees for 50 writers during this reading period. Send an email to khan302@purdue.edu for more information.

Please submit no more than one story or novel excerpt. Please submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your work.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter.

If you are a Black and/or Trans writer, and would like to submit, we are waiving fees for 50 writers during this reading period. Send an email to khan302@purdue.edu for more information.

Submissions are limited to one piece of non-fiction. Please submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your work.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter.

If you are a Black and/or Trans writer, and would like to submit, we are waiving fees for 50 writers during this reading period. Send an email to khan302@purdue.edu for more information.

Please submit no more than one story, essay, novel excerpt, or up to five poems. Please  submit a .doc or .rtf file only and include a cover letter in the  comments section. We’d like to know a little bit about you and your  work. Additionally, if the submission is a prose piece, please designate the genre between fiction, non-fiction, or prose poetry/hybrid genre in the cover letter. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but  request prompt notification if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please  note simultaneous submissions in your cover letter. Translators will be asked to provide a version of any accepted pieces in the source language. Both the translator and the original author will be paid at the standard rate when applicable.



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