We publish one issue annually in late spring. We open for submissions starting November 1, 2021 and close on February 28, 2022, allowing for a print production date in early May.
Levitate aims to share the various complexities we have as people. We want work that takes creative risks, challenges the status quo, and embodies quality and skill in form, voice, and genre. We recognize the way white privilege dominates the editorial institution and we actively seek intersectional writers of color, queer writers, neurodivergent writers, and otherwise marginalized writers. Levitate showcases these perspectives in order to build a thought provoking collection of work.
Please upload one prose piece, up to five pages of poems, or up to five artworks per submission. When submitting to Levitate, include a short bio with your submission. Do not submit multiple times to the same genre. However, simultaneous submissions are accepted across genres if only once, for example one submission for creative nonfiction and one submission for poetry. If you submit in more than one genre, please include that information in your cover letter.
The title of your submission should be the title(s) of your piece(s). Submissions that fail to follow the guidelines will not receive the same careful attention that is given to correctly submitted work.
We hope to include a themed dossier: Nostalgia in Issue 6, responding to our current times. Throughout these last couple years, we have all had time to deeply reflect on our inner selves – including the bittersweet emotions that come with the past. We have spent so much time with ourselves that sharing these stories can connect us to others to create a community. In Issue 6 of Levitate Magazine, we’re striving to bring some light and contemplation that offers hope for our future. After all, it is in our past that we are able to find ourselves and grow. Respond to the theme in any way that makes sense to you, but please identify the genre of your submission and follow the guidelines for that genre although you will submit your work separately in this category.
Contributors will receive one free copy of the online issue.
Prose (Fiction/Nonfiction/Experimental) can be no longer than approximately 5,000 words. We welcome flash fiction, which we define as anything less than 1,000 words.
Poetry submissions should be no longer than 5 pages.
Visual Arts submissions are open to all mediums (including sculpture), but no more than 5 pieces. Please submit images as jpeg or tif, 300dpi).
Please do not send novels, novellas, or complete collections.
We will not consider previously published work.
Submissions open November 1, 2021 at 12:00AM and close February 28, 2022 at 11:59PM.
If your work is selected, we ask for First North American Serial PRINT and ELECTRONIC Rights for publication.
We look forward to reading your work!