Written by Ella Peary April 6th, 2023

Arboreal Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Arboreal Literary Magazine is a new print and digital publication of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They aim to create a publication that nurtures artistic growth by showcasing a wide range of voices and encouraging creative risk-taking.

Arboreal is published online as a downloadable journal, and their next issue will also be published in print. Their first issue was published in February this year, and it contains work from 22 author and 10 visual artists. You can read it before submitting to get a sense of what they like.

Now through April 15, Arboreal is seeking submissions for their second issue. It’s themed “Perseverance,” and it’s scheduled for publication on May 15 of this year. They invite both emerging and established authors from all backgrounds to submit. You can read more about the theme on their website.

Poets may submit up to four poems. Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit one piece, 4,000 words or fewer. Arboreal does not accept translations, excerpts, book reviews, or plays. Submitting authors can expect a response within one month.

Arboreal accepts submissions online using Submittable, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work, including self-published writing. However, they do accept writing that’s been published on personal social media pages. Arboreal does not accept writing created by AI (artificial intelligence); they only accept writing authored by humans.

Arboreal only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Arboreal, 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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