There are presently no open calls for submissions.
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 on Bluesky, 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 We do not publish literary criticism or book reviews.
Mail submissions are open August 15 to April 15. There is no fee for these. See our website for details.
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.