december publishes exceptional, thought-provoking poetry, prose, and art.
december invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction (essays, memoirs, biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and publishes only original, previously unpublished work. Self-publication and work that appears online are considered to have been published.
We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally provide a response within six weeks. See website for detailed submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work.
We read general submissions from Oct. 1-May 1. Entries for the Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize are open from Oct. 1-Dec. 1. Entries for the Curt Johnson Prose Awards are open from March 1-May 1.
We do not charge a "reading fee" but there is a Submittable transmission fee for non-subscribers. This fee only partially covers our cost to use Submittable. The fee is waived for subscribers. To subscribe, please visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.