Written by Ella Peary December 9th, 2021

Agapanthus Collective: Now Seeking Submissions

Agapanthus Collective is an online literary journal of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They aim to showcase a broad range of voices, and they especially like to spotlight authors from marginalized communities. They publish both English and multilingual writing, including work in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, and French. They also accept translations.

Agapanthus Collective is founded and edited by writers who believe that writing is a labor of love. They aim to treat all submissions with the same care with which they were written. That’s why they read submissions blind, giving unpublished and established authors equal attention.

Agapanthus Collective publishes two annual editions online. They also publish other writing in weekly online features.

They hold two open reading periods for their biannual publication: For the April edition, submissions are open from December 5th through February 5th.  For the October edition, submissions are open from May 25th through July 25th. They accept submissions for the weekly feature on a rolling basis. Submitting authors can expect a response within four to ten days for the weekly feature, and within two to four weeks for the biannual publication.

Even though the biannual publication submissions are supposed to open now, according to their site, there is a note on their site still indicating that they are closed currently, but weekly publication submissions are open.

Agapanthus Collective accepts poetry and short fiction for their biannual publication, and they accept work in any genre—poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, etc.—for their weekly feature. Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of short fiction may submit up to two pieces, 2,500 words or fewer each. Authors of other genres, including creative nonfiction, may submit up to five pieces totaling ten pages or fewer.

Agapanthus Collective accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. For their biannual publication, they do not accept previously published work. They do, however, accept previously published work for their weekly feature. They just ask that authors note the original publication.

Agapanthus Collective only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Agapanthus Collective, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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