We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts. 

For essays, we're looking for factual, but not academic--keep the people in your story front and center.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

If we have rejected your work, please wait 90 days before submitting again, unless we request you to send us another piece for consideration.

We will not respond to any work sent to our email inbox. If you are having issues with Submittable, please let us know, but do not attach your work.

We do not accept multiple submissions in any category.

We will try to get back to you on your submission within one month. If you have not heard from us in 30 days, you may follow up on the status of your submission with an email to

Our December issue will be devoted to stories from survivors of sexual abuse, in all of its forms. These stories can be told in the form of poetry, prose, or non-fiction. All stories will be published ANONYMOUSLY, and this category will remain blind, so please remove all identifying material from your work. Share as much of your story as you like, but we are most interested in how you have moved forward with your life--if you have been able to. Maximum of 3 poems per submission. Prose and Essay submissions have a strict word limit of 1,000.