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Submission Guidelines

Submissions currently OPEN for our first issue: REVELATION! Pieces need not adhere to the theme, but it's wide enough that they probably will (to some extent) anyway. Reading period is March 8-May 8. Please send all submissions and correspondence to


Additional guidelines:

  • Submit as a PDF or Word document.

  • Please title the email subject as follows: GENRE/Last name (e.g. POETRY/Smith). If you are submitting in multiple genres, please divide them into separate submissions. Please submit no more than 3 pieces per genre per reading periodAdditionally, we are open to art that pushes boundaries; please title your submission with OTHER if your piece(s) do not fit within conventional genre definitions.

  • Please include a short third-person bio.

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, and even encouraged—though please let us know if so, and notify us ASAP if the piece is accepted elsewhere.

  • We accept previously published work—please include where and when it was previously published and if it is eligible for republication.

  • We do not condone bigotry or excessive violence.

  • We ask for First Serial Rights, and after a piece is published with Sophon Lit, the contributor retains all rights. If you choose to publish your piece elsewhere after us, we kindly ask that you credit Sophon Lit as the first publisher. 

  • We aim to keep response times within one month, and usually sooner. Please feel free to query after a month has passed. 

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