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 $1,000 for fiction and nonfiction; $250 for poetry (or the rare short short). LitMag Online: Upon acceptance, we pay $250 LitMag acquires First North American Serial Rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.

When We Are Open for Submissions - we have a new staggered schedule that best allow us to consider submissions in all categories:


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 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 two months, but please understand that the volume of submissions may require us to take longer.

Contest Guidelines
See individual contest guidelines below.

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

Ends on $3.00
LitMag publishes fiction up to 15,000 words. Please send one story at time.

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

Ends on $3.00

No restrictions on style or form. Please send up to five poems at a time. Amaze us. Make us feel.

Send up to five poems, all in one file. 

Up to 5 poems
Under 4,000 words.
Under 4,000 words.