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Hey, thanks for submitting to Variant Lit! We're excited to read your work. For an idea of what we publish, read the journal or check out the editor interview on Duotrope.

Authors should limit submissions to no more than 15 double-spaced pages in total. Shorter pieces are encouraged. if you are submitting flash you may send up to 3 pieces in your submission; it is helpful to us if you tag it as such in the title. Please send work in one file.

Please note, we do not publish academic, expository, or persuasive essays.

We do not accept unsolicited e-mail or mailed submissions; all work must be submitted through Submittable. 

We aim to respond to your work within two months of submissions closing, usually much sooner.

It is common for us to offer edits beyond proofreading, in communication writers.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a message on Submittable.

We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

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Hey, we're glad you're submitting to Variant Lit! Read the journal for an idea of what we like, or take a look at the editor interview on Duotrope. Try to keep fiction submissions to 15 double-spaced pages or fewer. If you send us something longer, we might read it, if we're hooked. Please send all work in one file. When submitting multiple pieces, please start each one on a new page. If you are submitting flash fiction, please tag it in the title, and limit yourself to 3 pieces per submission, no more than 3000 words in total.

We don't accept unsolicited email or mailed submissions. 

The vast majority of our published pieces come through the queue here on Submittable. 

We intend to respond to your work within two months of submissions closing, if not sooner.

It is common for us to offer prose edits beyond proofreading, in communication with our writers.

Please include a brief 3rd person bio with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere. Those wishing to remove individual pieces but not entire submissions should let us know through a message on Submittable.

We do not accept previously published works, including those published on the Internet. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

Variant Literature