Announcement: Now Accepting Fiction Submissions!

Starting in 2022, we’ll be publishing fiction again! Get your fiction submissions ready and please see submissions guidelines below!

Fiction submission guidelines:

Send fiction submissions to Nicole at

For fiction, please use .doc or .docx file formats. 
– If there are particular formatting choices that don’t aesthetically transfer to .doc/x, please send us a .pdf of the formatted piece as well as a .doc/x so we know how to publish it correctly.

Realistic fiction is preferred, though we are open to fiction that challenges our perceptions of reality through known and to-be-named circumventions of genre and form, such as magical realism and fabulism.

Up to 2,000 words. Please list word counts in cover letter.

Readable serif fonts only 
-(i.e. Times New Roman, Baskerville, Goudy, Georgia…)
12 pt. font
double spaced with numbered pages

Up to 5 short pieces of fiction can be considered if the total word count meets 2,000 words. Please include the word count for each piece at the top of the respective piece’s opening page.

Previously unpublished pieces only.

Include third person bio, social media handles in cover letter/email body 

Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.