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Submissions to the Lit Mag are currently closed and will reopen on October 1, 2023.Submissions to the Press will close on September 1.   

General Guidelines

Please see the individual pages for the Lit Mag and Press for specific guidelines. We are an inclusive publisher. We reserve the right to refuse any work that contains racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia.

Send your submission as an attached Word document (double-spaced, 12 point font) to Include the title(s) and word count of your submission in the subject line.


By submitting to DarkWinter Literary Magazine, you agree, if accepted, to grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the author. All images courtesy of DarkWinter Designs unless otherwise specified.

If your work is subsequently published elsewhere after appearing in DarkWinter Literary Magazine, we’d love if you’d credit us as the first place the piece was published.

Work previously published in print only is welcome if there is no violation of original rights.

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