Written by Ella Peary April 29th, 2021

Jaden: Now Seeking Submissions

Produced by Small Leaf Press, Jaden is looking for the new leaves of the literary world—the budding talent, just now emerging.  They showcase undiscovered authors in a beautifully designed quarterly print journal, as well as a quarterly anthology. You can read sample editions online to get a sense of their style.

Now through May 2nd, Jaden Magazine is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for their upcoming edition. Jaden isn’t themed; they accept writing on a wide variety of topics. Authors may submit up to three pieces in any genre. Poets may submit poems of 80 lines or fewer. Authors of fiction may submit flashes, 1,000 words or fewer each. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit essays, 3,000 words or fewer.

Small Leaf Press—Jaden’s parent publication—is also seeking submissions. They’re looking for short stories, 1,000 to 3,000 words, for their quarterly anthology themed “In Touch With Nature.” The deadline is May 2nd. Small Leaf Press pays authors published in the anthology. Additional details here.

Jaden and Small Leaf Press accept submissions online, not via email or by post. Jaden accepts simultaneous submissions but asks that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. Small Leaf Press does not accept simultaneous submissions for their anthology.

Jaden and Small Leaf Press only accept 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 Jaden—or to the Small Leaf Press short story anthology—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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