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Submissions

Little Fish welcomes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual arts submissions. Please refer to the specific genres for a general sense of the kinds of works we are looking for. Give us your best, most authentic work. We want to hear what you have to say. 

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ISSUE 2 SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! 
THEME: MONSTROUS BODIES

Submissions Close: August 11th

poetry

Please submit up to 3-5 poems for consideration. 

We want poems that are lively, fresh, and lyrical. Something that sits with readers even after they’ve finished the piece.

Fiction

Fiction pieces may go up to 2,000 words.
We will also consider flash fiction pieces (<1000 words). 

We are looking for stories that are raw, empathetic, and thought-provoking. Stories with captivating or moving characters. Stories that make us think about what it means to be human.

nonfiction

Nonfiction pieces may go up to 2,500 words.

We are looking for nonfiction pieces that can speak to a contemporary social issue. Whether that takes the form of criticism, informing, personal memoir, or reshaping, we want pieces that challenge the dominant power structures of White supremacy, patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism and all the other -isms that fail to produce an equitable and just society.

visual arts

We are looking for visual art pieces to accompany each issue.

Artists may submit up to 8 pieces of work.

GEneral formatting guidelines for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction:

  1. Please submit your works in one document, either as a PDF or a Word Document . 

  2. Title your documents with your last name, type of submission, and “submission 2024” (Example: Doe_Fiction_Submission_2024). Please title the subject line of the email with the same details (“Doe Fiction Submission 2024”). 

  3. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ANYWHERE IN THE SUBMISSION.

GENERAL formatting guidelines for visual arts:

  1. Please submit your work as a .jpg or a similar type of file.

  2. Files should be large enough to be displayed clearly on a screen. We may request that you submit a larger file size if the resolution is not clear enough. 

  3. Please title your files with your last name and “Visual Arts Submission 2024.” Please title the subject line of the email with the same details.

  4. Please include an artist statement with your work (include the materials used, size, and year made),.

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO LITTLEFISHMAGAZINE@GMAIL.COM.

By submitting your work to Little Fish, you grant us First Serial Rights to publish your piece. All rights revert to the author upon publication. We may also retain the right to include your work in future anthologies or promotional materials. ​

 

Multiple submissions are allowed. If your piece is selected for publication elsewhere please notify us immediately.

We do not publish pieces that have already been published.

We are unable to pay our contributors at this time, but we would love to be able to in the future.

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