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Submissions

It’s not who you know or where you’ve been
…it’s what you write.

98% of what we publish comes from the so-called slush pile.

We take submissions 365 days a year.

We accept work for publication on a continual basis and publish within one year of acceptance.

Most issues contain someone who has not been published before.

General Guidelines

  • Send unpublished stories or personal essays, up to 6,000 words
  • Short plays or poems, up to 4,000 words
  • Art from cover art to literary cartoons. Photograph, Paintings, Drawing in Black & White or Color (Slides or Copies, not originals)
  • Styles range from classical to experimental
  • Include biography and email address (for response only). Include self addressed stamped envelope only if you require your ms returned.
  • Simultaneous submissions welcome— let us know if piece is accepted Elsewhere
  • Please include patience — it takes us approximately 3-6 months to respond
  • Email submissions are NOT accepted. All MS must be sent by regular post to the address below

Literal Latté

200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-5532

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Remember

The best way to learn what we like
is to read the selections on the web site

— Recipe —

Ray Bradbury, Michael Brodsky, Robert Olen Butler, Stephen Dixon, Michael Dorris, Harlan Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Daniel Harris, Phillip Lopate, Carole Maso, Nancy Milford, Carol Muske, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Gloria Steinem, Frank Stella, Jerry Uelsmann, John Updike
& Exciting New Talents…

GREAT EXPOSURE

— Pushcart Prize —

Best American Poetry — Best American Essays

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The New York Times Book Review

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Small Press Review

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Literary Magazine Review

“one amazing bundle”
— Carol Muske

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— Leonard Lopate, National Public Radio

“the contributors are topnotch”
Library Journal

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