Written by Emily Harstone January 22nd, 2015

Pith: A New Journal Open To Submissions

Pith is a brand new online literary journal that has just opened to submissions from poets and writers. Their first issue is forthcoming later this year. They have a fun website and some interesting details about what they are looking for. They feel very contemporary and are looking to publish unusual work. Pith publishes poems, short works of fiction, and creative non-fiction.

I like submitting to brand new journals because the editors generally have more enthusiasm and energy to commit to the project. You are more likely to receive personal feedback from them. Often if they like your work they will not only publish it, they will be more likely to publish your work in future, and to support your future endeavors.

Submit all work via email. They attempt to respond to all submissions within 3 months. So you can query at that point if you have not heard from them.

Submit up to five poems at a time, or one short story or piece of creative non-fiction up to 2,500 words in length. All work should be attached to a cover letter and a bio. They prefer that the Bio contains a personal note of some kind, and not just a list of previous publications.

All attachments should be formatted .doc .docx, or .pdf. Label your email subject line “(Last Name): (Genre)”.

Work must be previously unpublished in print or online, but simultaneous submissions are fine. Submit only once per reading period.

To learn more visit their submission guidelines here: http://www.pithjournal.com/?page_id=9



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