March 1 – March 30
June 1 – June 30
September 1 – September 30
December 1 – December 30
Theme To Be Announced
Each on their own page
Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction
Only one at a time please
Thank you so much for your interest in Livina Press.
After having submitted to various literary magazines, you come to realize that the guidelines are there for the editors as much as they are there for you. Please read through all of the guidelines before submitting. Any sign that the guidelines were obviously not followed will result in your email being deleted, and no response will be given.
Please note that we are unable to pay contributors but hope to be able to soon.
What we are looking for:
Livina Press’s motto is “whatever you want to write about is what we want to read.” Outside of the one themed issue per year, that started in 2023, there is no theme!
You may submit to multiple categories, but please have different documents for each category (and please label them with the category they relate to!).
Document Format: .doc/.docx (if submitting an experimental form of poetry, please submit a PDF as well).
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and absolutely encourage! I just ask that you reply to the email you originally sent your work in and notify me that it has been accepted elsewhere (and congratulations!).
No use of slurs or derogatory phrases.
No work that promotes or glorifies suicide, drug use, or contains excessive and unnecessary depictions of violence or gore.
If your work contains references or implications of suicide, self-harm, or assault, please include a warning at the beginning of your submission.
Livina Press accepts everyone and will not tolerate hate towards any person or group based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or family status.
How to Submit:
Please email submissions to email@example.com
Response time is 3-5 weeks.
In the subject line, please format it as the following with the name of each work listed:
[Genre] Your Name - "Work Title"
Or if you are submitting to multiple categories:
[Genre and Genre] Your name - "Work Title," "Work Title"
In the body of your email, please include:
Your short (75-words or less), third-person author bio (please include the name you would like to known as/have your name appear in the magazine!)
If there is anything you would like me to consider while reading your work (like the background for why you wrote something), but please keep it brief (100 words or less)—and this is not required!
Livina Press asks for first serial rights and archival rights. Rights convert back to the author after publication.
In the future, if a piece that was first accepted and published through Livina Press is accepted elsewhere, I would ask that you please acknowledge Livina Press in the publication.
Expedited & Detailed Responses
**Please Note: Paying for an expedited and/or detailed response does not guarantee your work will be accepted**
If you would like a 48-hour response, please follow these guidelines:
$3 for an expedited poetry response
$5 for an expedited fiction or creative non-fiction response for pieces 2,500 words or less
$10 for an expedited fiction or creative non-fiction response for pieces between 2,501-5,000 words
**Please Note: If you are submitting multiple works in different categories, you need to pay for each work you would like expedited (and those you would like an editorial response for), and you need to tell me what you're requesting in your email**
If you would like an expedited response and an editorial response for your piece, whether it is accepted or rejected, please follow these guidelines:
$6 for poetry, per poem you would like an editorial response for (this includes the 48 hours response, line critiques, and at least a paragraph of my thoughts and comments)
$10 for fiction or creative non-fiction for 2,500 words or less (this includes the 48 hours response, line critiques, and at least a paragraph of my thoughts and comments)
$15 for fiction and creative non-fiction for 2,501-5,000 words (this includes the 48 hours response, line critiques, and at least a paragraph of my thoughts and comments)
In the body of your email, please notify me that you've paid for either an expedited response or an expedited and an editorial response. I will email you back to let you know that I've received it. Once you receive that email, the 48 hour response period begins.
**Payments will go towards paying future contributors since I would like to be able to pay people for their work**