Written by Ella Peary April 22nd, 2021

Carmina: Now Seeking Submissions

Carmina is an online journal of stories and poems inspired by myths, fairytales, folktales, and fables. They’re looking for new takes on timeless stories—reimaginings and retellings of ancient tales.

They accept work inspired by all cultural backgrounds and time periods, and they publish a wide variety of styles and forms. They especially love writing that includes vivid, memorably imagery. You can get a sense of their aesthetic by reading the journal online.

Carmina is published twice a year online, in March and September. They accept submissions year-round, and submitting authors can expect a response within ten weeks.

Authors of short stories may submit up to three pieces, 3,000 words or fewer. Poets may submit up to five poems, 100 lines or fewer. To submit longer stories or poems, authors may query. Carmina accepts reprints, as well as unpublished writing.

Carmina reads submissions blind, so they’re a great venue for unpublished authors. Submitting authors should take care to remove any identifying information from their submitted writing.

Carmina accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere.

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

If you would like to learn more or submit to Carmina, please visit their website at http://carminamagazine.com/submissions.html.


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