Read our full submission guidelines here.



Please submit only completed pieces to the categories below.



If you haven't got a piece written yet but have an idea, pitch us at editor@litrousa.com.


Theme Description: In a world driven by economic forces, this theme explores the role of money in shaping our lives, relationships, and societies. We seek submissions that delve into the influence of wealth (or the lack thereof), the complexities of financial systems, and the personal and emotional impact of money on individuals and communities. Whether it's a tale of opulence, a narrative of struggle, or an exploration of economic systems, these stories should offer a nuanced look at how money affects us all.

We call for stories that unravel the intricate relationship between money and humanity. From tales of ambition and greed to narratives of generosity and sacrifice, let your submissions reflect the diverse ways money colors our world.

Submissions guidelines:

  • Fiction and creative non-fiction: up to 4,000 words
  • Flash fiction: up to 500 words
  • Poetry: up to 3 poems, no longer than 40 lines each
  • Please submit your work in a Word document, double-spaced, 12 pt font.
  • Include a brief cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short bio (50-100 words).
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • We do not accept previously published work.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • If you're submitting artwork: Artists are invited to submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. Hi-res image files @300 dpi or higher should be readily available for each work.


The deadline for submissions is February 25th, 2024. We look forward to reading your work!




Crayon Magazine is a journal devoted to the graphic arts and the literature related to them.It features visual art, long form essays, literary fiction & more. Our ethos is to provide a place for artists & writers to publish works and ideas about Traditional Art andfoster a sense of community among artists practicing the the art form. 

Here at Crayon, we believe fiction & poetry are natural pairings to the visual arts. 

We’re looking for immersive writing rooted in escapist and timeless themes – concepts such as beauty, nature, memory, and more. We regularly host prompt-based submissions for writers, and you can read more of our fiction here 

The submissions should 

  • Not be more than 4,000 words
  • Works translated into English are also welcome.
  • Stories do not need to fit our quarterly themes, although you are welcome to submit work that does.

Crayon Magazine is a journal devoted to the graphic arts and the literature related to them.It features visual art, long form essays, literary fiction & more. Our ethos is to provide a place for artists & writers to publish works and ideas about Traditional Art andfoster a sense of community among artists practicing the the art form. 


We’re looking for essays that include, but are not limited to: memoirs, nature pastorals, philosophical commentary, travel dispatches and more. The more fluid you are with the term “essay” the better. We’re looking for work that naturally pairs well with the nuances of art, uncovering the wider meaning within timeless themes that give our readers something to think about.

The submissions should 

  • Scratch beneath the surface of a tale, finding its wider meanings to give our readers something to think about. 
  • Not be more than 2,000 words, although this is negotiable in certain circumstances.
  • Works translated into English also welcome


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Crayon Magazine is a journal devoted to the graphic arts and the literature related to them.It features visual art, long form essays, literary fiction & more. Our ethos is to provide a place for artists & writers to publish works and ideas about Traditional Art andfoster a sense of community among artists practicing the the art form.

We are seeking art pieces that showcase exceptional technique, creativity, and vision. Whether you specialize in painting, sculpture, or any other medium, we want to see your masterpieces. We welcome all styles and interpretations .

The submissions should :

  • Include no more than 20 photographs
  • Optional accompanying essay no more than 2,000 words.
  • Any scanned copies or photographs of the works should be legible, crisp and rendered in high-quality
  • All artworks submitted by the artist should be their original creation



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Get involved submission guidelines 

Want to perform alongside internationally acclaimed artists? If you’re a musician, poet or spoken word artist, this is your opportunity!   

Please send us a 2-3 minute audio recording or video of yourself, either as a file or a link. Please ensure the work is your own and you have the right to perform it. We are not responsible for the copyright infringement of any work submitted to us. 

Any questions? Contact events@litro.co.uk

Litro Represents has a commitment to quality and originality. We pride ourselves in working closely with our authors to get the most out of every book.

We keep our list select so that we can provide the editorial support and promotional activities necessary.  

We receive a large amount of submissions a year so it is impossible for us to answer enquiries individually, but our ethos is to take our time over unsolicited manuscripts and to champion first time authors. We aim to respond within 4-6 months and cannot offer individual feedback. We regret that we cannot process submissions that do not follow the guidelines set out below, so please read carefully. If you would like to send us your manuscript, please follow the guidelines below. 

We focus on representing writers with contemporary fiction, so unfortunately we do not accept anything outside of this, including short story collections, historical fiction, children’s books, poetry or travel writing, picture books, or dramatic works (this means film, television, radio or theatre). However, if we want to work on a book with you, we will represent all rights, including dramatic, for that book. 

When submitting fiction, please email the first three chapters (or about 50 pages) and a synopsis. The synopsis shouldn’t be a blurb or a cover-style ‘teaser’, but a simplified explanation of the plot in one or two sides, listing the theme, setting and characters of your book, from the first to final chapter. We can only consider complete manuscripts.   

Covering letter

Please also include a covering letter giving an account of the background of the book and an account of your career to date. If you have been referred to Litro Represents by a personal contact let us know in your letter. Do also say if you have been published in Litro in the past, and mention if your project has been seen or is being seen by any other agents or publishers.

Presentation

Please make sure that your material is typeset so as to be clearly legible. Pages should be numbered. Please remember to include your name and a contact number and email address on the first page of your manuscript.  

 Turnaround

We do read every submission made to us, but have to give priority to the many authors we have published previously in Litro and to those we already represent. We try to read and respond within 4-6 months, but may take much longer in busy periods. Given the time it takes us to get to new submissions, we do encourage you to contact other agencies at the same time. 

We look forward to reading your submission


Litro is committed to fostering an inclusive arts platform that empowers creative talents worldwide, focusing on promoting diverse voices and narratives that challenge the status quo within the creative establishment and the publishing industry. As part of our ongoing effort to amplify underrepresented stories and perspectives, we are proud to introduce the Empower: Minority Leadership Excellence Fellowship.


This fellowship is designed for young, innovative, and driven creatives eager to make a tangible impact on the publishing industry. We are looking for individuals with fresh ideas for editorial, business, marketing, or digital projects that not only safeguard the progress made in diversifying the literary and creative arts but also propel it forward.


If you're prepared to take an active role in shaping your career and pioneering new directions within the publishing sector, we invite you to apply to the Empower: Minority Leadership Excellence Fellowship. Successful applicants will gain the mentorship of industry veterans, receiving both the support and the guidance needed to bring their visionary projects to life.


Application Requirements:


- Submit a detailed proposal for an innovative project within the publishing industry, which may encompass digital development and software innovations among others. Outline the project’s objectives, key steps for implementation, and a comprehensive SWOT analysis (highlighting its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).


- Along with your project pitch, include a cover letter (up to 1,000 words) addressing the following points:


  - Your current or desired involvement in the publishing industry.

  - A brief overview of your professional and academic background leading up to this moment.

  - The rationale behind your project choice, why you are uniquely positioned to succeed, and the resources you require to bring your idea to fruition.


Please ensure that your submission, formatted in 12-point Times New Roman font, includes any supporting images or graphics, page numbers, and your full name, contact number, and email address at the beginning of both the cover letter and project pitch.


The selected fellows will not only receive expert mentorship but also a year-long paid position at Litro Magazine, offering a significant platform to refine their skills and actualize their project ideas.


We eagerly await your submissions and the opportunity to collaborate on advancing the future of the publishing industry.












Word limit: 5,000 words



The Litro print magazine only publishes themed stories, but the Litro website is open to submissions of short fiction that is not theme-specific, published every Sunday with the Twitter hashtag #StorySunday.



You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions.



Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.

Word limit: 4,000 words


The Litro print magazine only publishes themed stories, but the Litro website is open to submissions of short fiction that is not theme-specific, published every Sunday with the Twitter hashtag #StorySunday.


Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece at a time. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.


Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.


Word limit: 4,000 words

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed stories, but the Litro website is open to submissions of short fiction that is not theme-specific, published during your lunch-break with the Twitter hashtag #LunchBreakFiction.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece at a time. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.

Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.

In order to publish works more quickly, editors may choose to publish submissions under another fiction section during the week—but writers will always be informed.

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed stories, but the Litro website is open to submissions of short fiction that is not theme-specific, published every Tuesday with the Twitter hashtag #TuesdayTales.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece at a time. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.

Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.

In order to publish works more quickly, editors may choose to publish submissions under another fiction section during the week—but writers will always be informed.


Word limit: 800 words. 
The Litro website is open to submissions of flash fiction, published every Friday with the Twitter hashtag #FridayFlash. 
 Stories do not need to fit our monthly themes, although you are welcome to submit work that does. You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions. 

Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.
Word limit: 800 words.  The Litro website is open to submissions of flash fiction, published every Friday with the Twitter hashtag #FridayFlash.  Stories do not need to fit our monthly themes, although you are welcome to submit work that does. You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions.  Please also note that we have a rough policy of not publishing another piece by the same author within six months.

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed nonfiction work, but Litro Online is open to submissions of creative nonfiction essays that are not theme-specific, published every Saturday.

This section includes, but is not limited to, personal essays, memoir, and travel dispatches, the more creative you are with the term "essay" the better. Stories should be entertaining, engaging and in-keeping with our wider goal which is to find stories that help people look at themselves, or the world they live in, in a new way.

Ideally, we're looking for pieces of no more than 2,000 words, but for an outstanding piece this is negotiable. Please make sure you have both proof read your work and thoroughly checked it for unnecessary sentences before you submit - brevity is a writer's best friend.

PLEASE NOTE: we now have a separate section for articles and reportage. These should be submitted via the Online Nonfiction page.



You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions. 

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed nonfiction work, but Litro Online is open to submissions.

The travel and lifestyle section gives brief insight on global affairs, travel, reportage, and design told through personal essays and stories that deal with the fascinating aspects of everyday life. As we believe real culture is in the details of life as its being lived, day by day.

Ideally, we're looking for pieces of no more than 2,000 words, but for an outstanding piece this is negotiable. Please make sure you have both proofread your work and thoroughly checked it for unnecessary sentences before you submit - brevity is a writer's best friend.


You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions. 



The Litro print magazine only publishes themed nonfiction work, but Litro Online is open to submissions of creative nonfiction essays that are not theme-specific, published every Saturday.

This section includes, but is not limited to, personal essays, memoir, and travel dispatches, the more creative you are with the term "essay" the better. Stories should be entertaining, engaging and in-keeping with our wider goal which is to find stories that help people look at themselves, or the world they live in, in a new way.

Ideally, we're looking for pieces of no more than 2,000 words, but for an outstanding piece this is negotiable. Please make sure you have both proof read your work and thoroughly checked it for unnecessary sentences before you submit - brevity is a writer's best friend.

PLEASE NOTE: we now have a separate section for articles and reportage. These should be submitted via the Online Nonfiction page.



You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions. 

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed nonfiction work, but Litro Online is open to submissions.

The travel and lifestyle section gives a brief on global affairs, travel, reportage, design told through personal essays and stories that deal with the fascinating aspects of everyday life. As we believe real culture is in the details of life as its being lived, day by day.

Ideally, we're looking for pieces of no more than 2,000 words, but for an outstanding piece this is negotiable. Please make sure you have both proof read your work and thoroughly checked it for unnecessary sentences before you submit - brevity is a writer's best friend.

You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions.




Word limit: 3,000 words

In our Arts & Culture section, Litro explores the intersections between arts and culture, lifestyle, living and travel.

Bringing you reviews and features on forthcoming exhibitions, events, public art. Contemporary artists, and everything else in between.

Word limit: 3,000 words


Word limit: 1,500 words




  • Books — including Book Club Reviews (example)


  • Films


  • Art & Design exhibitions


  • Performance


  • Festivals & Events

Word limit: 1,000 words

Tell us about one of your favourite short stories. This is not so much a review—and is most definitely not a summary or give-away of a story—but more a short personal essay on your experience of a short story: how you came upon it, why you loved it, why everyone else should read it.

Examples: http://litro.co.uk/category/columns/share-a-short-story

  Word limit: 3,000 words

  We sometimes feature standalone stories—fiction and nonfiction—on Litro Lab. It can follow the month's theme, or not. 

 Submit an MP3 recording of your short story; it must be your story, but you can get someone else to read it if you'd prefer (please credit them with a link, if applicable).

  Please also submit a written version of your piece.

  *You can submit MP3s of pieces previously published elsewhere in written form, but please make sure you have the right to let us publish it in audio form. We are not responsible for the copyright infringement of work submitted to us.

 Note: We also run audio interviews and readings with authors, episodes exploring a particular theme/subject such as Japanese folk tales, and even real-world reportage. If you'd like to participate — either as a guest or a producer — or if you just have a bright idea, please get in touch with the editor at online@litro.co.uk 


Word limit: 3,000 words



We sometimes feature standalone stories—fiction and nonfiction—on Litro Lab. It can follow the month's theme, or not. 



Submit an MP3 recording of your short story; it must be your story, but you can get someone else to read it if you'd prefer (please credit them with a link, if applicable).



Please also submit a written version of your piece.



*You can submit MP3s of pieces previously published elsewhere in written form, but please make sure you have the right to let us publish it in audio form. We are not responsible for the copyright infringement of work submitted to us.



Note: We also run audio interviews and readings with authors, episodes exploring a particular theme/subject such as Japanese folk tales, and even real-world reportage. If you'd like to participate — either as a guest or a producer — or if you just have a bright idea, please get in touch with Litro Lab litrolab@litro.co.uk.


Please send us up to 20 photographs, max.



If you have a written essay to go with it, please make sure it is no longer than 2,000 words.



 


Please send us up to 20 photographs, max.



If you have a written essay to go with it, please make sure it is no longer than 2,000 words.



 

The Litro print magazine only publishes themed nonfiction work, but Litro Online is open to submissions of nonfiction, commentary that are not theme-specific, published every Saturday.

The online politics section wants comments/opinions/personal essays on anything that falls under the word 'political' - from LGBT rights to sexism, racism to human rights, war to education. Whether it be serious or satire, we want the politics section to comment on the political world around us.

Ideally, we're looking for pieces of no more than 2,000 words, but for an outstanding piece this is negotiable. Please make sure you have both proof read your work and thoroughly checked it for unnecessary sentences before you submit - brevity is a writer's best friend. 

PLEASE NOTE: we now have a separate section for articles and reportage. These should be submitted via the Online Nonfiction page.

You can submit more than one piece at a time, but please make separate submissions. 

Litro Magazine