december is open for general submissions from Oct. - May 1. The Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize is open for entries from Oct. 1 - December 1.
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biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and publishes only original, previously unpublished work.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. The judge is Kim Addonizio. Entries for the Curt Johnson Prose Awards are open from March 1-May 1. 2018 

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.



Ends on December 30, 2018
At the Sermon Project, we recognize that the writings of religious leaders are beautiful not only in their commitment to service and understanding, but also to language itself. The words that impact us the most come from the leaders of our communities, and we'd like to shine a light on people that have devoted themselves to faith, kindness, and social justice through language and dialogue. 

If you have been inspired by a spiritual leader in your community, or if you are a public figure who would like to share your words, please submit!

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 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 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 generally respond within six weeks.

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 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 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.

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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