The Avenue is a print, Mid-Atlantic-based literary journal open to the joy that is all things literary. We are committed to the quirky, the dark, the artistic, the tortured, the beautiful, the disenfranchised. If it’s writing and if it’s good, we want it. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, genre, experimental, theatrical. We want it. Give it to us. Now.

The first issue’s theme was The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the City. Our second issue is themed Woman. And our third issue is themed Southern. 

All submissions must in some way relate to our themes. How it relates, we leave to you.

Our Mission

That isn’t to say we don’t want contributions from other places. If you’re in Djibouti or Kyrgyzstan or Los Angeles, please, submit. Just be aware of our preferences.