Submissions for our Spring 2020 Print Issue are open until February 1st.  General submissions for our print issue are always free, but contest entrants will receive a copy of the winning issue.

General multimedia submissions are open on a rolling basis.  Submissions for the Deanna Tulley Multimedia Prize will reopen in the summer.


Please post one original, previously unpublished essay or story per entry of up to 5000 words here.  All entrants will receive a copy of our 2020 issue!



Please post up to three original, previously unpublished poems per entry here, as a single document.  All entrants will receive a copy of our 2020 issue!


Submit one original, previously unpublished story or essay here.  There's no fee for regular submissions, but contest entrants get a copy of the winning issue.  Pieces longer than 5000 words present a difficult fit for our print issue, but we may consider longer works for online publication.


Submit 1-3 original, previously unpublished poems here.  There's no fee for regular submissions, but contest entrants get a copy of the winning issue.

We consider multimedia work for our online-exclusive web content on a rolling basis year-round, to be featured in the Multimedia Wing of our website.  Send us the kind of work that can't get the attention it deserves in a print format: photo-essays or stories or poems with visual accompaniment, videopoems, interactive work, and multimedia or hypertext narratives are all great.

And while submissions in this category are free, if you're sending us some great multimedia work, why not consider our contest, open every summer?

Slippery Elm