december publishes poetry, prose, and art. We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. We are NOW OPEN for submissions through May 1, 2024. 

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Please read the general guidelines and genre guidelines carefully before submitting your work. 

We read and review all submissions blindly. Please do not include your name or any identifying information in your uploaded document or in the file name. Entries that identify the submitter/author will be disqualified without review in order to uphold the integrity of our blind reading process. 

We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we try to provide a response within six to eight weeks. If you have not received a response after 10 weeks, please query through Submittable. 

We publish only original, previously unpublished work. Self-published pieces and work that appears anywhere online are both considered published. Additionally, work must be solely produced by the author without the use of AI (artificial intelligence), algorithmic, machine-learning, or computer-generated text of any sort.

We pay our print contributors $10 per page, regardless of genre, with a $40 minimum and $200 maximum. NB: At this time, we are unable to compensate artists for digital artwork. 


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: www.decembermag.org/subscribe.


We look forward to reading your work!

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Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:


1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name.

2. Limit each submission to one short story or three very short (each 1,000 words or fewer) stories.

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.


To subscribe to december and waive the reading fee, please, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe


Thank you for sharing your work with us.

***This submission portal is for those who are already subscribers. Please use the non-subscriber submission portal if you are not already a subscriber. To subscribe, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.***
 

Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:

1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name

2. Limit your submission to one short story or three very short ( 1,000 words or fewer) stories. 

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.

 

Thank you for sharing your work with us.


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Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:

1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name

2. Limit each submission to one essay, memoir, or other work of creative non-fiction.

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.


To subscribe to december and waive the reading fee, please, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.  


Thank you for sharing your work with us.

***This submission portal is for those who are already subscribers. Please use the non-subscriber submission portal if you are not already a subscriber. To subscribe, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.***


Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:

1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name

2. Limit each submission to one essay, memoir, or other work of creative non-fiction

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.


Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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$3.00

Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:

1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name

2. Limit each submission to no more than five poems and combine all of your poems into one document. If you are submitting haiku, you may include up to 15. 

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.


To subscribe to december and waive the reading fee, please, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.
 

Thank you for sharing your work with us.

 

***This submission portal is for those who are already subscribers. Please use the non-subscriber submission portal if you are not already a subscriber. To subscribe, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.***


 

Please adhere to the following guidelines in the submission process:

1. Remove your name and all identifying information from your document and from the file name

2. Limit each submission to no more than five poems and combine all of your poems into one document. If you are submitting haiku, you may include up to 15. 

3. We ask that you submit to us exclusively; we do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond in six to eight weeks.


 

Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

We are looking for collections of work that speak to the relationship between art and language for publication in portfolio form in one of our print issues. We are also interested in work that can be printed as black and white illustrations throughout the issue. 

Please send pdf or jpeg images. Low-resolution is acceptable for submission purposes, but high-res images must be available upon acceptance. We do not accept images of visual art that have been previously published, either in print or online.

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