What we are looking for

Laurel Magazine publishes works that are, first and foremost, authentic. We want contributions that are true to the poetic and artistic moment and are completely stripped of pretence. We particularly appreciate works that explore the intricacies of the human condition and engages with what it means to be one’s self in one’s own time and on one’s own terms. We are looking for strong voices, poignant expressions, and skilful style.

We accept poetry, short fiction, creative essays, and visual art and are also open to experimental genres.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are and always will be free of charge. We accept only original work that has not been previously published (for example; in online or print magazines, journals, chapbooks, etc.)

To submit, please fill out the submission form below and indicate your submission type (poetry, short fiction, art, or experimental). Attach your submission as MS Word doc/docx or PDF along with an image of yourself (voluntary).

For text submissions

Poets may submit up to 5 poems (no word limit) Prose writers may submit up to 3 pieces (4000-word limit) There are no format requirements, feel free to use your preferred font and style (P.S. Our editor favourites Garamond). Please do not send us screenshots of your submissions, we reject them straight away.

For visual submissions

Artists may submit any amount of works so long as the submission is accompanied by a brief artist statement Assure that all visual file uploads are high-resolution JPEG/PNG images (300 dpi or greater). Please do not send us screenshots of your submissions, we reject them straight away. Keep in mind that we reserve the right to crop or otherwise modify art submissions to meet our layout specifications. We try to always serve the integrity of the art you trust us with.

Submit Here

By clicking "submit", I confirm that the work submitted here is my own, lists all sources and does not infringe upon any copyright. I also confirm that I have read and am aware of the disclaimer below.

All literary or visual artwork is a self-expression of the author and is not intended to represent the ideas or views of the Laurel Magazine staff or its advisers. Though all artists and contributors may retain the rights to their work, Laurel Magazine reserves the right to publish all submissions. Laurel Magazine reserves the right to archive and include accepted works in social media and any related advertisements as long as the author of the piece is credited.