Call for Submissions

We are looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art. Writing that grabs us conveys a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators.

Genre fiction submissions are welcome, particularly speculative fiction. We are all writers and artists, so simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere. Previously published work will not be considered, and this includes work published on social media and personal websites. If it is available publicly online, that means it is published.

Please submit to either one prose or poetry category at a time (artwork may be submitted simultaneously with a written submission). Once you have received a response to a submission, please wait two months before sending us any new work.If we have accepted your work please wait until the next submission period to submit again. Submitting is free, but please consider the feedback option – you’ll receive personalized feedback on your submission! We are closed to regular fiction and poetry submissions during the months of January, May, and September as we put together the new issue, although normally feedback, tip, nonfiction and visual arts submissions will remain open.


  • Feedback submissions both give you a great writeup of your pieces and help the magazine continue to be able to pay contributors.
  • Tip submissions also help us pay contributors and keep the magazine running. (Note: this option does not receive feedback, but you have our everlasting gratitude for believing in us.)
  • We are not accepting COVID-19 fiction or poetic works. We will however consider nonfiction pieces on a limited basis, but they must be intersectional to be considered.

Prose Submissions:

There is no minimum number of words, although we most frequently publish fiction and non-fiction between 500-5,000 words. We accept up to three prose submissions per author as long as the total number of words is less than 7,500. All genres and subjects are welcomed and encouraged. Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and include your contact information and the work’s title and word count in the document.

Poetry Submissions:

Up to six poems are accepted per submission, and all forms and subjects are encouraged. Save submissions as either .docx or .doc format, and be sure to include your contact information and the title(s) in the document.

Visual Arts Submissions:

We would like to see artwork and photography in all media and of subjects. Up to six visual arts submissions are accepted at once, and can either be thumbnails or full size images. You can also include a document (in .docx or .doc format) with a write-up of your work.


Typehouse is published in both PDF and print form. We are slowly working our way up to paying professional rates, with contributors paid $10 for issue 15, $15 for Issues 16-19, and $18 for issues 20-21. For issue 22 we paid $21 a submitter. Payment is within 30 days of publication, and we take first publication rights exclusively for six months, with non-exclusive archival rights thereafter. All other rights revert to the author upon publication, although if the piece is reprinted, please be sure to acknowledge Typehouse Literary Magazine as its first publication. Typehouse is published tri-annually in January, May, and September. Click on the link below to submit.