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A quarterly international literary journal

Thank you for your interest in The Plentitudes, a quarterly international literary journal of prose and poetry.

We are open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and flash pieces for our Winter Issue. 

We accept submissions on two platforms--Submittable and Duotrope.

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Submission guidelines

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Submission Calendar:

Submissions windows typically open three months prior to the publication of each quarterly issue, according to the following schedule (subject to change):

  • Summer issue submissions are accepted in the months of February and March. 

  • Fall issue submissions are accepted in the months of May and June.

  • Winter issue submissions are accepted in the months of August and September. 

  • Our Spring issues will be devoted to showcasing the winning pieces of our annual Plentitudes Prizes (open in the months of November and December).

Submission Guidelines:​

  • During our general submissions period, we accept submissions through Submittable and Duotrope

  • We charge a small reading fee ($5.00 per entry) to cover maintenance costs and operating expenses.

  • Poets should submit no more than three poems, and no more than ten pages, per submission, and should place all poems in a single document.

  • Fiction or nonfiction authors may submit one short story or one personal essay between 1,000 - 5,000 words. Separately, we also solicit flash pieces of under 1,000 words.

  • Please limit formats to .doc, .docx, and PDF.

  • We suggest 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-spacing all prose submissions.

  • We do not publish previously published work.

  • We allow multiple submissions by the same writer--each entry should be separately submitted and accompanied by a reading fee.

  • Simultaneous submission are permitted; please notify us if your piece has been accepted elsewhere. 

  • Upon publication, we retain the right to be the sole publisher of the works for the first year from the initial date of publication. Thereafter, contributors may republish their works, with The Plentitudes Journal credited as the initial publisher. We retain the right to re-publish works designated for print publication in an anthology and on our social media platforms. 

  • Marginalized voices, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Disabilities writers, are particularly encouraged to submit. 

  • We pay an honoraria of $50 for published work.

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