Submission Guidelines

Armstrong Literary is now open for submissions for our Spring 2021 issue. We are interested in work that push boundaries –– on an emotional level as well as a linguistic one –– poems, stories, translations, and fragments that scatter, ground, croon, and devastate.

For prose submissions, submit one (1) short story or one (1) self-contained novel excerpt or creative non-fiction piece of no more than 5,000 words in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format.

For poetry submissions, submit up to three (3) poems totaling no more than six (6) pages in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format. We may choose to publish one or all of the poems.

For hybrid-genre submissions, submit work totaling no more than six (6) pages in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format.

For translation submissions, submit the following:
  • Your translation into English, following the word/page limits appropriate to the genre of your submission (prose, poetry, hybrid) in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format. Prose excerpts should be self-contained.
  • The original text/work in one single file
  • A statement from the rightsholder confirming availability of the English-language rights
  • Brief author and translator bios in the body of your email

In the submission email subject line please include: Title, genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, hybrid, play, comic), and word count. In the body include an author bio.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. We’re seeking first-time rights, but all of the rights revert back to the author upon publication. Should your piece be picked up again we ask that you acknowledge that we published it first.

We do not accept previously published material (this includes personal blogs and websites).

Submit your work and inquiries to: armstrongliterary@gmail.com

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