the following will be accepted for submission:

-Short stories (o-2500 words)
-Personal essays (o-2500 words)
-Book and literary reviews/discussions (o-2500 words)
-Miscellaneous prose (o-2500 words)
-Poetry (up to 5 poems)
-Photography and/or visual art (high-resolution preferred; no tagged images, please – you will be given credit and linked to your portfolio, Facebook, or business page if you provide links upon submission)

How to submit:

-Written submissions can be sent in a few ways:

1) pasted into the body of an email;
2) sent as a .doc/.docx (Word) file or PDF attachment.

-Photography/artwork submissions can be attached in your email or be sent from a trusted file sharing site/password protected domain.
-Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
-Please include your name in your submission. If you are submitting a collaboration, be sure to include the names of all those involved.
-If you have a longer piece of writing you wish to have considered for publication as a Feature, please indicate this in your submission.
-Feel free to include your website or social media account information with your submission to be linked on the contributor's page of the magazine.
-All submissions must be sent to for consideration. No other form of submission will be accepted.
-Only submissions for the current theme call out will be accepted. We cannot accept general submissions at this time.

important information


By submitting your literature, art, or photography for consideration, you hereby give permission for Free Lit Magazine to use your content only within the magazine itself and, in some cases, for web and social media purposes pertaining to promotion of the upcoming magazine issue. 

Artists/photographers may be asked to sign a digital image release form upon submission of their work, granting permission to use the work in the magazine and for web and social media purposes. Failure to sign an image release may prevent work from being included.

It is important to note that all contributors still maintain ownership of their work after submitting it for consideration. Free Lit Magazine acquires first North American serial rights, and afterwards contributors are welcome to publish their work elsewhere (e.g. on their social media accounts, personal blogs, simultaneous submissions, etc.).

Free Lit Magazine does not make any profits on contributions or by publishing the magazine.

Thank you for your interest in being involved with Free Lit Magazine!