When submitting your work to Stoneboat, please include:

  • 3-5 unpublished poems in a single document, unpublished fiction or nonfiction up to 5,000 words, 3-5 pieces of visual artwork (b&w or color), or graphic literature of up to 5 pages
  • a cover letter
  • a short bio (can be included in the cover letter)

There is no submission fee, but our optional gratuity submission category allows writers and artists to support our operations with a small donation when they submit. No preferential treatment is given for gratuity submissions. This category, however, is open year-round, outside of our normal submission reading periods.

Please submit only once per reading period. In addition, we will not publish a writer or artist in two consecutive issues. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere. You can use Submittable to withdraw an entire submission, or you can email us to withdraw a single poem/piece from a submission.

Stoneboat requires first North American serial rights, and rights revert to the author upon publication.   

All are welcome to submit. We look forward to receiving your best poems, stories, essays, photo essays, comics, graphic literature, and art. Thank you for your interest in Stoneboat!  

We don't believe in charging reading fees, but our optional Gratuity Submission category allows writers and artists to support our operations with a small donation when they submit. No preferential treatment is given for gratuity submissions. This category, however, is open year-round whereas we only accept free submissions during designated reading periods. Please identify the genre of your submission (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, b&w art, photo essay, graphic literature) in your cover letter. Please note that response times may be longer than usual on gratuity submissions received outside of our normal reading period.
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Please submit 3-5 unpublished poems as a single file.

 

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Please submit unpublished fiction up to 5000 words.


Please submit unpublished creative/literary nonfiction up to 5000 words.

Submit up to 5 pieces of original artwork to be considered for publication in the issue. 

We are open to short (1-2 pages) graphic literature in any style, exploring any subject or theme. 

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This is the place to submit works that don't easily fit into any of our other categories.
Stoneboat Literary Journal