General submissions are open from August 1 through March 31.
Please submit poetry (5 poems per submission), visual art (10 files per submission), fiction (up to 4,000 words) , and creative nonfiction (up to 4,000 words). Submitters of flash fiction or flash essays may submit three pieces of less than 500 words. Book reviews (up to 500 words) as well as interviews and interview pitches may be submitted year round. Please only submit through submittable.
We charge a $2 reading fee for fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, which goes toward paying submittable fees and our web hosting. Members of the Writers Association of Northern Appalachia, however, may submit for free. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Reviews and interviews and interview pitches are free to submit.
While we are certainly open to simultaneous submissions, we do ask that you immediately let us know if a piece has been taken by another publication . Please remember our magazine’s mission when submitting. We are engaged in publishing work with a meaningful connection to Appalachia. We’re looking for work from established and emerging Appalachian writers or work connected to the Appalachian region.
We look forward to reading your work!
FICTION should be double-spaced, in a conventional, readable font such as 12 point Times New Roman. We are unable to read unsolicited submissions of more than 4,00 words.
NONFICTION should be double-spaced, in a conventional, readable font such as 12 point Times New Roman. We are unable to read unsolicited submissions of more than 4,000 words.
POEMS should be uploaded as one file, with page breaks between poems. We accept up to five poems per submission.
To withdraw your entire submission, use Submittable. To withdraw part of your submission, add a note in Submittable detailing which poems are no longer available.
VISUAL ART should be uploaded as PNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PDF files of at least 300 dpi. Appalachia Lit welcomes submissions of all types of visual art for publication in our upcoming print edition. Please submit no more than ten high quality files and include an artist biography. Artist statements are appreciated but not required.