Overcoming creative blocks by publishing fast and early drafts. Welcome to all, and especially to new authors, writing enthusiasts, and artists.
Featured Art: by Staff Artist DENALI
WHAT WE WRITE ABOUT
LitStream publishes articles, op-eds, fiction, poetry, art, cartoon strips, and other forms of art and literature. The mission is to create a platform for amateur and up-and-coming writers and artists to share their work, while creating a published portfolio of their work. Early drafts welcome. Our goal is to provide motivation for struggling writers and artists to overcome creative blocks by encouraging fast drafting.
LitStream takes inspiration from The New Yorker in style and content. We accept: short stories, flash fiction (less than 100 words), poems, art, cartoons, other fiction, nonfiction (personal stories or social commentary), and open letters. Other forms of writing and artwork can be considered. If unsure, feel welcome to submit. Our editors will reach out to you regarding your submissions.
All submissions will undergo a review process. As our goal for the journal is to provide a platform for amateur writers and artists to publish work quickly, we aim to provide a quick turnaround time. You will be notified of the status of your submission within 3 weeks.
Inspired by authors Louisa May Alcott and Sylvia Plath
ALCATH devotes pieces that discuss mental health, what liberation means to the author, and women’s issues.
Inspired by authors Aldous Huxley and Ray Bradbury
HUXBURY devotes pieces that discuss social commentary, utopias and dystopias, political analysis or commentary, and opinion articles on current events.
Inspired by authors Kurt Vonnegut and John Green
VONNEGREEN devotes pieces that discuss humor, satire, and philosophy.
Submissions must include the following:
A short bio of approximately 3 sentences.
Word document (.docx preferred)
12 pt font, Times or Garamond, double spaced, 1 inch margins
Flash Fiction: max 100 words
Short Stories: max 4000 words
Open Letters: Must be written to a specific person, but not minors
Other: 1000-4000 words
Any submissions under 5000 words will be considered
Long-form: max 100 lines
Short-form: max 20 lines
Haikus & Black-Out poems accepted
All forms will be considered
Must be signed
Greater than 300 dpi
Indicate which parts of the artwork can be cropped if necessary
Name, Age, Location
Poetry may accompany artwork.
Please state whether artwork should be reviewed separately from the poem or as a whole.
Feel free to use a pen name for all work.
Please send submissions to:
MEET OUR TEAM
The Faces Behind the Magazine
SAWYER K. ELLIS
J. "SEFI" MARCH