We are open for electronic submissions only during the months of August and January. Each submission costs $3, and a portion of each fee, after processing costs, is donated to the Cornell Prison Education Program, which provides courses leading to college degrees for people incarcerated in upstate New York prisons. There will also be a free-submission weekend during each submission period; follow our mastodon or instagram for the dates.

For poetry, submit no more than five poems in one document. For fiction or essay, submit a single piece or a suite of smaller pieces, i.e., flash fiction. We also accept visual art, for use on the cover, and comics; please submit in the form of a pdf. We do not publish literary criticism or book reviews.

Our payments vary from year to year depending on our funding. We presently pay between $100 and $500 for poetry, prose, and comics, depending on length, and $350 for cover art.

EPOCH is seeking fiction, poetry, essay, comics, and cover art for Volume 70, Number 2, to be published in fall 2023. A portion of each submission fee, after processing fees, will be donated to the Cornell Prison Education Program. We normally respond within ten weeks once submissions close. We'd prefer that you not simultaneously submit, but if you do, please let us know in your cover letter.
Mail submissions are open from August to February; see our website for details.


EPOCH is a print magazine in continuous publication since 1947. Our payments vary from year to year depending on our funding. We presently pay between $100 and $500 for poetry, prose, and comics, depending on length, and $350 for cover art.