We publish one issue annually in late spring. We will open for submissions starting November 1, 2020 and close on February 28, 2021, allowing for an online publication date in early June. See Trish Hopkinson’s interview with managing editor Susanna Lang for more information: https://trishhopkinson.com/2021/01/15/themed-no-fee-submission-call-editor-interview-levitate-magazine-deadline-feb-28-2021/
SPECIAL NOTE: As of February 10, we have reached our cap for poetry, fiction, and our themed dossier. Please see our updated blog post for more information.
We strive to assemble a collection of literature and art designed and written with purpose and demonstrating a passion for the work. We are open to unconventional work, while still appreciating the traditional. We are committed to publishing literature and art that is inclusive of diverse identities, perspectives, and crafts. We encourage new voices, but accept work from established artists and writers as well.
For issue #5, we are capping submissions so get your work in early! Also, we hope to include a themed dossier in this issue, responding to our current times. Beginning in March 2020, we have learned to live in a way that we have never lived before in our lives. We feel isolated emotionally and socially, and maybe we already felt that way before the pandemic. At the same time, there are so many things that we are waking up to now, though our awakening is long overdue: the corrupt justice system, the need for police reform, the need for reform across our government. 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 though you submit your work in this category.
Please upload one prose piece, up to five pages of poems, or up to five artworks per submission. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. If your submission is not accepted, you may then send a second submission for our review, but otherwise please do not send multiple submissions within one genre. If you submit work 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.
Contributors will receive free access to the online issue.
Fiction can be no longer that 5,000 words. We welcome flash fiction, which we define as anything less than 1,000 words and more than 500 words.
Creative nonfiction can be no longer than 5,000 words, and no less than 250 words.
Poetry submissions should be no longer than 5 pages, with no single poem longer than 3 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, 2020, at 12:00AM and close February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM.
If your work is selected, we ask for First North American Serial ELECTRONIC Rights for publication.
We look forward to reading your work!