We’re looking for work that is raw and real and good. Tell us the stories you worry aren’t cool enough to be literature. The ones someone in workshop called “too confessional.” The ones that show us what it means to live in your body and in this world. We want to weep with you and cheer for you and rage with you. We know that deeply personal work can be and is art of the highest form, and we’re excited that you want to share yours with us.
We want poems (send 2-5, each on a separate page) and short nonfiction (under 3000 words), and we have a soft spot for poetic hybrid work. Please send us your piece as a Word document or as a PDF, if its current formatting is important. Include a short bio (no more than 100 words) and a brief cover letter in the body of your email.
We accept submissions via Submittable on a rolling basis, though we cap our submissions at 100 per month. If, upon visiting our submissions page, you come across a note that says "there are presently no open calls for submissions," know that we have simply reached our monthly cap. We invite you to come back and submit your work the following month.
We publish the work of people who identify as/alongside female, trans, or non-binary (in other words: not cis-male). When you submit your work, please tell us which pronouns you use, so we can be sure to use them too.
Finally: thank you! For putting your story out into the world.