Each of our issues are themed. Past issue themes include "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The City," and "Woman."
Submissions are now closed. They will reopen in 2017.
Simultaneous submissions to other journals are fine as long as they are identified as such and we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Multiple genres within one submission is okay, so long as the submission abides to the 5,000 word limit, described below. Please note: within multiple genre submissions, the editors reserve the right to publish one genre over another.
Don’t worry about ’em! Give us whatever you want. Just include a short bio (up to 100 words).
We do not reprint previously published work.
To submit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, indicate genre and title (e.g. Fiction - Title of Piece). Attach your submission as a Word (.doc, .docx) or rich-text format (.rtf) file. No .Pages, .txt, .pdf or Open Office Documents. Upload only one file containing your submission. Do not Google-share your document. Do not copy/paste into body of an email.
We greatly prefer digital submissions, but if you really, really (like, really) want/need to mail your submission, email the editors before you do so. Unsolicited work sent directly to an editor’s home or office will be ignored and discarded. Also, we might be creeped out because how did you get our address?
Early submissions will be responded to faster than later ones. Feel free to query after one month has passed.
At The Avenue, we believe that artists should be paid for their work. However, as we are a new journal, we can only offer a token payment, paid upon publication: $10 per long-form prose. $5 per short-form prose (up to 1000 words). $5 dollars per poem, up to $10 total. Free .pdf version of The Avenue. Reduced cost for print version.
We are thrilled you’re considering our lit journal and we can’t wait to read your work.