Below in each category you'll find the details of the submission process--a process we've tried to make as easy as possible. If you're looking for information about Lit.Orph's aesthetics, check out our About webpage. We do not accept pieces that have been published elsewhere in any category, unless that place is a personal blog or work-shopping website.

A heads up--as much as we'd like to, we cannot afford to pay writers or artists for their contributions until we grow further.

POETRY & FICTION SUBMISSIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED AS OF NOV. 19, 2016. SUBMISSIONS WILL REOPEN JAN. 15, 2017


We accept submissions of creative nonfiction that matches our aesthetic. Articles written with powerful prose about unique topics can find a place here. Reviews of books, movies, albums have a place here. We're especially interested in articles that examine geographical places within the western and non-western world. Same thing with interviews - if you have an interview, shoot it our way, and we'll take a look at it!

Stories will be featured in The Tavern Lantern shortly after acceptance, and then they will also be re-listed with a link in the normal, bi-monthly issue table-of-contents on the main website. Please keep to a word count of 5,000 or less. Also, please refrain from submitting academic papers; very few of us have scholarly goatees to stroke. 

Send any questions to:

Brittany Warren
Managing Editor

bwarren@literaryorphans.org