There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Got a story to tell?

Our Spring 2020 Issue theme is Synchronicity. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are all accepted.
  • Fiction and Non-fiction pieces should be between 500 and 7000 words. Poetry should not exceed 2000 words. 
  • Multiple submissions are accepted, but no more than 3. Submissions with more than 3 pieces attached will not be accepted.
  • Submissions are only accepted through .doc, .docx, and .txt format.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if your piece is accepted somewhere else. Previously published work is not accepted unless it was published in a now-defunct magazine.
  • Pieces that do not fit the theme of the issue will still be accepted—it is not a "hard and fast" rule. We accept all interpretations of the theme, as well as pieces that break away from it. 
  • If your work has been accepted in a previous issue of littledeath, please wait one full submission cycle before submitting again. (For example, if you were accepted in Issue One, you may submit again for Issue Three.)
  • If you encounter any issues or errors, please check our Twitter, @littledeathlit, for updates. This is the easiest way to keep up to date with us and the submission process.
  • Any questions can be e-mailed to

Submissions are currently closedclosedo for Spring 2020.