december is open for general submissions from Oct. - May 1.
The Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction are open from March 1-May 1.
december publishes exceptional, thought-provoking poetry, prose, and art. We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction (essays, memoirs, biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and we publish only original, previously unpublished work.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. 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
Entries for the Curt Johnson Prose Awards are open from March 1 - May 1. The judges are Rita Mae Brown (fiction) and Amy Chua (nonfiction).