Stoneboat Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Stoneboat seeks original, unpublished writing and art. When submitting your work, please include:

  • 3-5 poems in a single document, fiction or nonfiction up to 5,000 words, 3-5 pieces of visual artwork (b&w or color), or graphic literature 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.

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 acquires First North American Serial Rights for the pieces we publish; all rights revert back to the author after 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!  

Stoneboat Literary Journal