ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE A BRIEF, THIRD PERSON BIOGRAPHY AND AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHETHER OR NOT YOUR SUBMISSION IS AN ESSAY OR FICTION
We have a newly mandated soft word count. Minimum amount of words can be 200, the maximum can be 2,000. Please thoroughly proof and edit your work prior to submitting to us. All essays and fiction must follow MLA formatting. Preferred font: Times New Roman, 12pt., double-spaced. Please consider using 150% zoom in the Microsoft Office View feature.
Please note: we retain first electronic rights and non-exclusive rights. We ask that you credit “originally published on Chicago Literati” as an epitaph above your short story or essay if it’s published in a different magazine.
We do accept simultaneous submissions and reprints, but please inform us.We accept unsolicited submissions but only through our Submittable account. All submissions must include a brief, succinctly written third-person biography at the foot of said submission or included in the cover letter.
Submissions should not be sent to our Gmail account.
Submissions for THE DAILY FLASH are always open. THE DAILY FLASH doubles as a tax deductible gift and specialty flash fiction and flash column series. Submissions must be a minimum of 200 words and must not exceed 800 words. We do not take micro-fiction (e.g., “for sale: baby shoes, never worn”). Please follow MLA formatting and proofread your work prior to submitting.
““Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood…”
For our fourth annual Halloween issue, we’re seeking unique artists to feature alongside talented writers!
We’re open to most/all styles so long as it’s 100% unique and original. We love fan art, homages to Stranger Things, Halloween, IT, The Shining, etc., are very much appreciated as are send-ups to old fashioned movie posters (think Frankenstein and Dracula), as well as gothic art in the style of Henry Fuseli.
Most importantly, we’re looking for an artist to create three unique covers for our issue. This artist will also have the opportunity to be featured in our online gallery and have a special interview in our issue!
Submissions are open now until October 13th.
Send us your best work!
Essay & Short Story
Essay and short story submissions for the Halloween issue open September 29th and close November 1st!
Please follow general submission guidelines. Proofread and edit your work thoroughly before submitting to us. Please adhere to our mandated word count.