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biography, literary journalism, social or cultural commentary or analysis) and we publish only original, previously unpublished work.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). 




Submit your work to the 2019 Curt Johnson Prose Award for NONFICTION. $1,500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for First Place; $500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for honorable mention. 

Judge is AMY CHUA 

Each entry should include one essay, 8,000 words maximum. 

Please do not enter work that is under consideration elsewhere. We will let you know the status of your entry as quickly as possible and no later than July 1, 2019.

AUTHOR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN THE NAME OF YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT OR THE TITLE OF YOUR SUBMISSION. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD ONLY APPEAR WITHIN THE TEXT OF YOUR COVER LETTER.  

Submit your work to the Curt Johnson Prose Award for FICTION. $1,500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for First Place; $500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue for honorable mention. 

Judge is RITA MAE BROWN. 

Each entry should include one story, 8,000 words maximum. 

AUTHOR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN THE NAME OF YOUR UPLOADED DOCUMENT OR THE TITLE OF YOUR SUBMISSION. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD ONLY APPEAR WITHIN THE TEXT OF YOUR COVER LETTER.  

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 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 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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