Emrys Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Emrys Journal accepts online submissions for the 35th anniversary issue August 1 - November 1, 2017. We no longer accept mailed submissions. We're not picky about formatting or typefaces, as long as your submission is readable.

All contributors will be notified within 10 weeks of the end of the submission period.

Prizes of $250 will be awarded to one selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We do charge a $3 reading fee to cover our costs for using Submittable. Please contact us at emrysjournaleditor@live.com, however, if the fee presents a hardship. We are also writers, and we understand that these fees add up.

Other bits of advice:

-If you are writing a character outside of your own demographic, take a moment to look up Daniel José Older's "12 Fundamentals of Writing 'The Other' (and the Self)." It's worth a read.

-We recommend reading the most recent issue of Emrys Journal to get an idea of what kind of work we like. At the very least, familiarize yourself with a few current literary magazines out there.

-We allow multiple submissions, but if we've already turned down a couple of your pieces, we may just not be a good fit for you. It doesn't mean there isn't another publication out there that's ready to do your story or poem justice.

Happy writing!