Written by Emily Harstone February 27th, 2019

Four Journals to Submit to at the Start of the Month

The following four journals all accept a limited amount of free submissions at the start of the month. We are publishing this article on the last day of February. All of the journals should be closed to free submissions at this point, but starting March 1st, all of these journals should be open to free submissions. In order for our readers to take advantage of that limited window, we are sending out the journal links today. Some have a smaller cap and some fill up sooner. In my experience Into the Void fills up first. So I would suggest trying to submit to them first.

We don’t usually review journals with such a small window for free submissions, but we feel more comfortable releasing this as a list, where there are multiple options for journals to submit to. If you would like to see more lists like this send us an email at support@authorspublish.com. If you would rather not see any lists like this in the future, email us at support@authorspublish.com.


BOAAT is a wonderful and highly respected literary journal that publishes poetry. If the tip jar category is the only option to submit, they have reached their limit of 300 free submissions for the month. The free option always opens on the 1st of new month.


A respected and beautiful literary journal that publishes poetry, they cap their free submissions at 200 a month. If there are no present calls for submissions, that means they’ve reached their limit and will re-open next month. They do not have a pay to submit option.

Into the Void

This Canadian journal publishes a wide variety of art, including poetry and prose. They are open to 100 free submissions every month, then they charge 5 Canadian dollars per submission. They pay 5 Canadian dollars per printed page.


OrcaLit is open to 100 free submissions every month, before they switch to a paying model. OrcaLit publishes short stories and flash fiction. They are a new publication.

Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser and spends much of her time researching manuscript publishers. You can follow her on Facebook.


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