LitMag publishes an annual print journal as well as online exclusives.  

What we publish - Fiction, Nonfiction; Poetry
What We Look For - Work that moves and amazes us. We are drawn to big minds, large hearts, sharp pens
Word Count Limits - LitMag (print): 15,000 words; Litmag Online: 4,000 words
What We Pay - LitMag Print: Upon acceptance, we pay $500 for fiction and nonfiction (5,000+ words); $250 for fiction and nonfiction (2,500-4,999 words); $125 for poetry or a short short (flash). LitMag Online: Upon acceptance, we pay $125.. LitMag acquires First English-language print and electronic rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. 

When We Are Open for Submissions -

Fiction is open: 9/1/ to 11/30; 2/1 to 5/31
Poetry is open:  9/1 to 11/30; 2/1/19 to 5/31
Nonfiction is open: 9/1 to 11/30; 1/1 to 5/31
LitMag Online (F, P, NF) is open: 9/1 to 11/30; 2/1 to 5/31


General Guidelines
Please submit only once in each category and wait until you receive our response before submitting again. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately via Submittable. if another publication beats us to your work. We try to respond to submissions within four months, but please understand that the volume of submissions may require us to take longer.

Contest Guidelines
LitMag's Virginai Woolf Award for Short Fiction, 3,000 - 8,000 words.

LitMag's Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction, 500 to 1,500 words.

See individual contest guidelines below.

We look forward to reading your work. Thank you for submitting.

By submitting to LitMag you agree to let us send you e-mail of interest to writers who submit. We send very few emails. And you may opt out at any time.


Ends on $3.00
$3.00
Creative nonfiction; essays
on literature, art, and culture, music; biography, memoir. Up to 15,000 words. Please send one work
at a time.



Please send a small group of original artwork, photographs, or cartoons.  Note: Black & White ONLY.

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