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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Typehouse seeks poetry, creative non-fiction, short fiction

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Deadline for Black creatives: July 25, 2020

We are looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art. Writing that grabs us conveys a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators. Genre fiction submissions are welcome, particularly speculative fiction. We are all writers and artists, so simultaneous submission are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere. Previously published work will not be considered, and this includes work published on social media and personal websites. If it available publicly online, that means it is published. Once you have received a response to a submission, please wait two months before sending us a new work. Submitting is free, but please consider tossing a couple of dollars our way with the feedback category - you'll receive personalized feedback on your submission!

We are closing to regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as of July 11th
Black creatives can send regular submissions through July 25th
All works submitted before these dates will be reviewed, no one will rejected because they were not reviewed by the closure date
Feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open
We are also looking for a Black creative to submit artwork for the cover
We will remain closed to regular submissions at least through September first. Issue 20 comes out that month, and we will evaluate at that time what date we will open to regular submissions.


1.) Due to the uncertainty of when things will return to a normal schedule, we will be publishing May’s issue combined with September’s in a special jumbo 20th issue coming the beginning of September!!

2.) We will have a section in issue 20 dedicated to amplifying Black voices. Your work doesn’t have to be about current events or politics (although they can be if that is what you want). Just be a Black author or artist, creating what you love. #blacklivesmatter

3.) We are not accepting COVID-19 fiction or poetic works. The situation is too fluid, and changing by the day. We will however consider nonfiction pieces on a VERY limited basis, and they have to be intersectional to be considered.

Typehouse is published in both PDF and print form. We are slowly working our way up to paying professional rates, with contributors paid $10 for issue 15, and $15 for Issues 16-19. For Issue 20 we will be paying $18 a submitter. Payment is within 30 days of publication, and we take first publication rights exclusively for six months, with non-exclusive archival rights thereafter. All other rights revert to the author upon publication, although if the piece is reprinted please be sure to acknowledge Typehouse Literary Magazine as its first publication. Typehouse is published tri-annually in January, May, and September, and are closed to general written submissions during those months. Feedback submissions and visual arts submissions will remain open.