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“We find new ways of looking at the world through stories, seeking out the compelling and the controversial, the funny and the fantastic, the sad and the strange. Although we also publish literary nonfiction and poetry, we have traditionally focused on short fiction, armed with a mission to discover new and emerging writers, giving them a platform to be read alongside stalwarts of the literary scene. More recently, we have also added more strings to our bow: including interviews, columns, podcasts, reviews, and features on literature, arts and culture. We’ve even ventured into LitroTV, so you can see and hear directly from your favourite writers.

Of course, any good conversation runs, by its nature, two ways (or many ways) and we hope that you will engage with our stories and tell some of your own. As long as you have a good story, we want to hear it. You can submit your work to any of our platforms: Litro Magazine, Litro Online, or our podcast, Litro Lab. Please read the guidelines carefully. Please note that it may take us anytime from two weeks to three months to accept or reject your submission. If you haven’t heard from us, you can assume we’re still considering your work.

For our print magazine, we only accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, nonfiction (memoir, literary journalism, travel narratives, etc), and original artwork (photographs, illustrations, paintings, etc) based on the designated monthly theme. Works translated into English are also welcome.

What we don’t accept: We do publish poetry and novel extracts, but not on an unsolicited basis, so please do not submit any poetry or novel extracts to us—they will not be read.

Non-themed short fiction (#StorySunday) not more than 5,000 words. Works translated into English also welcome. Submit here.

Non-themed flash/micro fiction (#FlashFridays) not more than 800 words. Works translated into English also welcome. Submit here.

We sometimes feature standalone stories—fiction and nonfiction—on Litro Lab. It can follow the month’s theme, or not, and must be no longer than five minutes.

You can submit here an MP3 recording of your short story; it must be your story, but you can get someone else to read it if you’d prefer (please credit them with a link, if applicable). Please also submit a written version of your piece.

*You can submit MP3s of pieces previously published elsewhere in written form, but please make sure you have the right to let us publish it in audio form. We are not responsible for the copyright infringement of work submitted to us.”

Find more details of forthcoming issues, and submit your work, via our submissions page.