Written by Ella Peary July 5th, 2023

Immigration Diaries: Now Seeking Submissions

Immigration Diaries is a new online journal of stories about immigration. They aim to connect and empower those who have experienced immigration, or have been affected by it, through the communal act of sharing stories.

The editor of the journal is a Chinese-American immigrant who found comfort in reading about people with similar experiences. She hopes Immigration Diaries can do the same for others: “I want people to know that they are never alone in their experiences.” You can read more about her story here.

Immigration Diaries started publishing in March this year, and so far they’ve published 10 stories. They publish new stories on their website on a rolling basis.

Immigration Diaries accepts nonfiction (including essays, narrative nonfiction, and memoir), fiction (including flash), poetry, graphic stories, and artwork. They accept submissions on a rolling basis. Although they do not specify limits on the length of writing they accept, it’s a good idea to read the writing they’ve published to get an idea of what they’re looking for. They’re open to all styles of writing, especially writing that’s literary and personal.

Immigration Diaries accepts submissions online using a form on their website, or via email. They do not accept submissions by post.

Immigration Diaries 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 Immigration Diaries, please visit their website here. You can scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says, “Share Your Story!” to submit.

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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