Submissions are now open for our 2019 print issue, on our new spring production schedule! Check that out below and send us something cool.
We continue to read online-exclusive content on a rolling basis, year-round, and our Multimedia Contest 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Please post one original, previously unpublished essay or story per entry of up to 5000 words here.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 2019 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Please post up to three original, previously unpublished poems per entry here, as a single document.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 2019 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Submit one original, previously unpublished story or essay here.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 encourage writers to submit longer works for our Online-Only content.
Submit 1-3 original, previously unpublished poems here.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 work for our online-exclusive web content on a rolling basis year-round, to be featured in our online edition of Slippery Elm. Send us the kind of work that can't get the attention it deserves in a print format: longer prose pieces, photo-essays or stories or poems with visual accompaniment, videopoems, 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?