december is open for general submissions from Oct. - May 1. 

The Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize is open from Oct. 1 - Dec. 1, 2020. Judge is Carl Phillips. 

AUTHOR NAME OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN YOUR TITLE OR ANYWHERE ON YOUR UPLOADED OR HARD COPY DOCUMENT. ENTRIES THAT IDENTIFY THE SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IN ANY WAY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT A REFUND.


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biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and we publish only original, previously unpublished work.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 try to provide a response within six to eight weeks. If you have not received a response after 10 weeks please query through submittable. 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.

Submit your work to the Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize.  

First place: $1,500
Honorable Mention: $500
All winners and finalists published in Vol. 32.1 (Spring 2021).
Judge is Carl Phillips.
Each entry should include no more than three poems; please include all poems in one file.
Entry fee includes a copy of the Awards issue.

DO NOT INCLUDE AUTHOR NAME OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN YOUR TITLE OR ANYWHERE ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT. If your name appears on your uploaded document, your entry will be disqualified and no refunds will be provided. DO NOT USE YOUR OWN NAME AS THE NAME OF YOUR DOCUMENT.

No simultaneous submissions. We will respond as promptly as possible.

Please limit your submission to one short story or three very short (each 1,000 words or fewer) stories. To subscribe and waive the submission fee, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

 Please limit each submission to one essay, memoir, or other work of creative non-fiction. To subscribe and waive the submission fee, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

Please limit each submission to no more than five poems. Please combine all of your poems into one document if possible. To subscribe and waive the submission fee, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we try to respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

Please limit your submission to one short story or three very short (each 1,000 words or fewer) stories. This submission portal is for those who are already subscribers. Please use the non-subscriber submission category if you are not already a subscriber. To subscribe, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe.  We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we try to respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

Please limit each submission to one essay, memoir, or other work of creative non-fiction. This submission portal is for those who are already subscribers. Please use the non-subscriber submission category if you are not already a subscriber. To subscribe, visit our website at www.decembermag.org/subscribe. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

Please limit each submission to no more than five poems. Please combine all of your poems into one document if possible. 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. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally respond within six weeks.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR NAME AND ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT AND FROM THE TITLE OF THE DOCUMENT! 

We look forward to considering your artwork for publication in a future issue of december. 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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