Literary Submissions


Issue Theme Submission Period
Spring 2018 Poetry: Formal Poetry/Fiction/Flash Fiction (see below) January 16, 2018 to March 30, 2018

The Spring 2018 issue will roll out on April 15, 2018. This issue is dedicated to formal poetry.  We will accept in well-known poetic form and poetry in any formal meter.
Fiction 1500-5000 words.
Flash Fiction 100-500 words.

General Guidelines

Please read previous issues to get some idea of our tastes. Also,  read this article

We want your best original, unpublished literary work.  Submit up to five poems or one story at a time. Please wait at least six months before submitting again. Please send all sybmissions to Attach one Word document with Poetry Submission or Fiction Submission in the subect line. Include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the first page and include a 75-word third-person biography at the end.  If this is a simultaneous submission, please indicate in your submission and if it is accepted elsewhere before we send an acceptance, please let us know immediately.  Once accepted by us, you can not withdraw it later. No revisions to the submitted work are allowed. The editors reserve the right to do minor edits for clarity.

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Publication Rights:  The Literary Nest acquires First North American Serial Rights to published works.

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