Yolk—Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

Yolk is an international literary journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art based in Montreal. The editors are graduates of writing programs, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Yolk is published in print—each high-quality volume is beautifully designed—as well as online. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading their digital content for free.

Yolk is published in print twice a year, in summer and winter. Since launching in 2020, they’ve published two print editions. Right now through August 15, they’re seeking submissions for their third edition, to be released later this summer. Although most issues are themed, this issue is unthemed and open to writing on any topic. Yolk also releases new digital content on a rolling basis.

Poets may submit up to three poems, totaling six pages or fewer. Authors of fiction may submit up to two stories, 3,000 words or fewer each. Authors of nonfiction—opinion pieces, biographies, and creative nonfiction essays—may submit one piece, 1,500 words of fewer. Yolk often provides prompts for nonfiction authors, so authors submitting in this genre should check for relevant topics before submitting.

Authors may submit to Yolk once every six months. Submitting authors can expect a response within about three months.

Yolk accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Yolk only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more, or submit to Yolk, 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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