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Please refer to individual journal categories for their respective Guidelines. We strongly encourage multiple and simultaneous submissions to one or both of our journals. Don't be shy!


Emerge Literary Journal is OPEN to rolling submissions.


scissors & spackle submissions will be open 4/1/22-4/30/22. Get ready to send us your experimental & odd & bizarre poetry and flash!


LitBlitz & Kill Your Darlings submissions are currently closed. Check out our Twitter feed for the latest updates. These categories will automatically open up and close when they are available for submissions.


Magpies and Manuscript submissions are currently CLOSED.


REFLECTIONS manuscript feedback for both poetry and prose is now CLOSED


A kind reminder to submit all your pieces in one document and submit only once.




It Came from Beneath the Ink! a Writer's Tribute to R.L. Stine

Seeking your poetry/prose/CNF/artwork that makes direct reference to Goosebumps/Fear Street/R.L. Stine or offers homage to "the Stephen King of children's literature".

Please submit 1-3 poems or prose/CNF (max 300 words) or 1-2 pieces of artwork.

Five Microchaps | One Volume | One Binding


Send us fresh, innovative mss of 8-12 poems, prose or CNF pieces 300 words or less, or any combo thereof. Up to 30% of the mss may have been prev pub. Tell us your coming-of-age story of anything from nostalgia to trauma.

ELJ prefers narrative that explores human emotions, experiences, dreams, revelations, etc. We also veer towards the surreal with powerful images and language.


Payment: 5% royalties | 10 copies

Emerge Literary Journal believes that #mentalillnessawareness and #endingthestigma are of paramount importance. We believe in the necessity of sharing our mental illness stories to facilitate writing through illness and create broader awareness. We aim to publish and showcase work in this category in each issue. We ask that you follow our regular guidelines (full guidelines here) for poetry and prose when submitting to this category.

Please send no more than 3 stories in one document at a time. We accept flash CNF up to a maximum of 750 words. You can see our full guidelines here.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable cover letter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself.

Please send no more than 3 stories in one document at a time. We accept flash fiction up to a maximum of 750 words. You can see our full guidelines here.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable cover letter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself.

Please send no more than 3-6 pieces at a time BUT no less than 3 poems at a time, so that we have the best selection of your work in which to make our decision. You can see our full guidelines here.

Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable cover letter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself.

Please send one poem OR one flash (fiction or CNF) that adheres to our guidelines (full guidelines here) and indicate to which category you are submitting, as well as whether your submission could be considered part of Esperanza Corner. Submissions in this category will either be accepted—congratulations!—or rejected with 50-100 words of constructive feedback from the Editors. Accepted submissions will have their submission fees refunded. We regret that we cannot answer specific questions about your writing in our feedback.

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