*Submissions are always open*
What do we review?
Poetry + Creative Nonfiction + Art
When to submit
We are open for submissions year-round. New issues drop on the 1st of each month. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.
Current calls for submissions:
Issue 38: Home – For Vagabond City’s debut themed issue, we are looking for pieces about home. Send us stories of your beginnings, of nostalgia, of a place long forgotten. Maybe home is not a where, but a who or a what. Send us those pieces, too. If sending in work specifically for the home submission, please add ‘Home’ to the subject line of the email. Deadline: December 15, 2018
How to submit
Poetry + Nonfiction: Submit up to 5 pieces via email with your name and the titles of your work in the subject line. Your third person bio, your work, and where you learned about us should be pasted in the body of the email – NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE. We accept previously published work, just let us know where. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please let us know ASAP if you need to withdraw your work.
Send poetry to Amanda at email@example.com
Send creative nonfiction/essays to AK at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art: We select one featured artist per issue. If you are interested in being our featured artist, please submit your third person bio, a sampling of your work (4-6 pieces), and where you learned about us. If selected, we will set up an interview with you to publish along with your work.
Send art to email@example.com
Want your book reviewed or to be interviewed?
Send a quick overview and available links to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms & Conditions
By submitting work to Vagabond City Literary Journal, you agree to submit only work that is 100% your own. If you are pulling on another work for ANY reason (found poem, song lyrics, etc.) you MUST note this in your submission. You give permission to us to keep your work on the site indefinitely, to publish it in future print issues, and share any and all information you share with us on our social media channels. Otherwise, your work is yours. Art may and will be used on our website and on social media channels (think headers, etc.).
Note: We privilege inclusive works
We don’t accept works that play into the traditional oppressiveness of the literary canon, i.e. voicing the stories we hear often from the perspectives of cishet, white, upper-class able-bodied males. No slurs, unless you’re reclaiming them; if this is the case, please be sure that these slurs align with identities you’ve told us you have in your bio.