Written by Ella Peary June 22nd, 2023

Epistemic Literary: Now Seeking Submissions

Epistemic Literary is new online literary magazine of poetry and flash fiction. They aim to create a publication that fosters community by showcasing a diverse range of perspectives: “Knowledge, connection, and growth are key to our mission.” They also hope to make submissions accessible to everyone by keeping them free, and by welcoming questions.

Now through June 30th Epistemic Literary is seeking submissions for their first issue, which is focused on work exploring the theme of “food”. They’re looking for writing that explores, “the complex reality of the human experience with food.” They want authentic, emotionally honest writing that embraces all aspects of the human experience. You can read more about their theme and what they’re looking for on their submissions page. Each edition of Epistemic Literary will explore a different theme.

Poets may submit up to five poems, five pages or fewer total. They accept all forms and styles of poetry. Authors of flash fiction may submit up to 2,000 words. This can be one flash or multiple flashes. Epistemic Literary aims to publish their “food” edition in August of this year. All submissions for this first issue should address the theme of food.

Epistemic Literary accepts submissions via email, not by post or using an online submissions manager. They do accept previously published work, with credit given to the original publisher. They also accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors notify them if the submission is published elsewhere.

Epistemic Literary 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 Epistemic Literary, 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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