Submission Guidelines

Armstrong Literary welcomes submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Winter 2019. We are now accepting online submissions on a rolling basis.

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 6 pages in one single file in doc., rtf, or .pdf format. We may choose to publish one or all of the poems.

In the submission email subject line please include: Title, genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry), and word count. In the body include an author’s 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, however, this excludes personal, class blogs and websites.

Submit your work and inquiries to:



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