are you an artist or writer?

The Periphery accepts unsolicited prose, poetry, essays, interviews, arts commentary, and visual arts by both emerging and established writers and artists. Pitches for essays, interviews, arts commentary, and experimental ideas are welcome as well. Although all subject matter is gladly received, we ask that you read our recent issues to have a general idea of what we publish. Please check the guidelines before submitting as they are subject to change.

General Submission Guidelines

  • No fee is required
  • No need to submit a cover letter — a short, personal biography (no more than 100 words) will suffice
  • Submissions are accepted year-round
  • No length limits; however, if the work submitted is especially long, we may ask you to choose an excerpt
  • Submit no more than one pitch, one story or essay, five poems, or five art pieces at a time
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please tell us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere
  • Previously published written works will be considered with permission from the first publisher
  • Original written work published in The Periphery may be republished by the writer in any way (web, print, or otherwise), as long as it’s noted in reprints that the piece was first published in The Periphery
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we are only able to provide feedback to writing and art that have been accepted for publication
  • If you have not received a response within four months, please assume that we're unable to publish your work
  • Electronic submissions only


If you’d like to submit to The Periphery, please email a short, personal biography (no more than 100 words) and a .doc, .pdf, or .jpg of
work to: