Founded in 2015, JuxtaProse is an online literary journal that publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography from around the world. We pride ourselves on providing a venue where emerging writers can find a voice alongside some of the most respected names in world literature. Recent contributors include Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn, Man Booker International Prize winner Lydia Davis, and previously unpublished writer Emma Binder. JuxtaProse currently reaches over 5,000 readers each month.
We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. We do not consider works which contain gratuitous levels of profanity, sexual content, or violence.
All submissions should be sent to the address listed at the top of this page. Use “Author’s name – Genre” as the subject line. In the case of poetry, also include the number of poems you are submitting. Attach your piece as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file. PDFs and other file types will remain unread. Cover letters are encouraged but not required. If included, they should be used to highlight publishing credits, professional credentials, and other relevant experience, not to relate a synopsis of your story. We take a special interest in showcasing work by student/previously unpublished writers and artists, please let us know if you fall under this category.
We acquire first North American serial rights upon acceptance. This includes the right to publish your material on our website as well as a future print edition, to be released within one year of the date of your acceptance letter. The author retains all other rights. We do not accept reprints. Our editors make a sincere effort to respond to all submissions within eight to twelve weeks. Simultaneous submissions are accepted in all categories, but please be courteous enough to notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We ask that you wait until you have received a response before submitting additional material.
FICTION & CREATIVE NONFICTION
Submit one piece between 500 and 5,000 words. Our emphasis is literary fiction, however we will consider any work that is of sufficient quality, regardless of genre. We welcome flash fiction pieces, so long as strong characterization and a semblance of plot are still present. We are not interested in stories written from a second person point of view. Manuscripts should be double spaced and include your contact information in the left hand corner of the first page. Include a header with your last name and the page number on each subsequent page. Do not include a title page. Manuscripts which are not professionally formatted will remain unread. We publish approximately 3% of the fiction submissions we receive, and 6% of the nonfiction submissions.
Submit up to five poems, each as a separate attachment. Individual poems should be no more than two pages. Include your name and contact information with each piece. We publish approximately 1% of the poetry submissions we receive.
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Submit up to five pieces, as individual attachments, or provide a link to a portfolio. We prefer .tif files, although .gif and .jpg are acceptable. If submitting attachments, format file names as firstname_lastname_titleofpiece. We accept a wide array of styles, but are not interested in science fiction, fantasy, or anime themed art. We also do not accept photo essays. You may include a 50 word art statement with your submissions.
Submit up to three articles, between 800 and 1200 words each, as individual attachments. Attachments should be .doc, .docx, or .rtf filetypes. Please clearly make submissions as BLOG SUBMISSIONS in the subject line. Focus your blog post on a specific topic of interest within the literary reading/writing community. We are generally not interested in posts relating to speculative or young adult literature. Please include a brief bio with your submissions. More detailed instructions can be found on our blog.
JuxtaProse sponsors two annual contests: a poetry contest during March/April, and a short story contest during September/October. Please check our contests page during those months for more details.