Submissions are currently OPEN.
Send us your castles.
We are strictly a free verse and flash fiction publication. We will consider most genres, except horror and erotica, so long as the piece has literary undertones.
Submissions for Emerge Literary Journal are accepted on a rolling basis. We publish exclusively online on a bi-monthly basis, although an annual “best-of” issue may be possible in the future.
Submissions are accepted by electronically via eljpublications.submittable.com/submit ONLY and will always be FREE.
Please send no more than 5-8 pieces at a time BUT no less than 5 poems at a time, so that we have the best selection of your work in which to make our decision.
Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself. We read all of our submissions BLIND.
Please send no more than 3 stories in one document at a time. We accept flash fiction up to a maximum of 750 words.
Please include a short 3-4 line third person bio in the Submittable coverletter only. Please do not include biographical information or your name in the submission itself.
Guidelines Applicable to ALL Submissions:
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable so long as we are notified in your coverletter and if/when your work is accepted by another publication. We do not permit multiple submissions. You may submit again only after you receive a declination at any time during the open window.
If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know where it was accepted in your withdrawal so we can send our many congratulations. Please do not withdraw a piece once your work has been accepted. We have a limited amount of slots for our issue.
All rights remain with the writer, we take only First North American Rights to publish. All rights revert back to the author. We only ask that in subsequent publications you credit Emerge Literary Journal as having first published the piece(s) and that you grant permission for us to permanently archive your work as part of the issue in which you are published in, including any print anthologies that may be dreamed of and published at any time in the future.
Emerge Literary Journal is a non-paying market.
Finally, please consider reporting your submission to us to Submission Grinder, a free writer’s resource.
For any questions about The Journal, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org