We are looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry pieces about the South. Interpret this as you will, but just know that a piece about how great Ann Arbor is by someone from Chicago will not pass muster. Now a piece by someone from Kentucky talking about their transition to the cold Michigan winters? That’s something we want to read!

We are committed to including writing by LGBTQ+ writers as well as writers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Most importantly: send us your best work! Send us whatever you think will make us laugh out loud, shed a few tears, or will make us feel like maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all. Send us something that we’ll still be talking about hours later when we are rocking back and forth on our veranda, sipping a sweating glass of iced tea.

We accept works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Poets may send up to three poems and prose must be between 400 – 2,000 words. Please include a cover letter and a brief bio with your submission. Presently we can only accept Microsoft Word doc (or docx) attachments. We accept submissions year-round and hope to respond to writers within 1 – 2 months. We will respond to all submissions electronically. Accepted works will be published on a weekly basis, with only one genre produced each week.

Please email all submissions to ontheverandaliteraryjournal@gmail.com

Take a look at our journal here.


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