Submission Guidelines

MANDATORY GUIDELINES

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.


 THE CHICAGO ISSUE

 May 15th-July 1st, 2017

She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” –Mark Twain

Writers and artists, we’re looking to you to create a spectacular issue dedicated to our vibrant and complex city! From May 15th until July 1st, we’re reading essays, fiction, poetry dedicated to the great city of Chicago! Throughout the month, we’ll be accepting original art dedicated to both novice and veteran artists of all mediums.

Be sure to review our mandated submission guidelines! We look forward to your submissions!


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