Our submission period is open from Jan 15-May 1, 2023.
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biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and we publish only original, previously unpublished work.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. Additionally, work must be solely produced by the author without any use whatsoever of AI (artificial intelligence), algorithmic, machine-learning, or computer-generated text of any sort.
DO NOT INCLUDE AUTHOR NAME OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION 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.
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.