phoebe publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Above all, we seek to publish quality work. Please review our website, especially our latest online issue, for an idea of the caliber of writing we publish.

 

We produce a print issue in fall/winter and an online issue in spring/summer. We’re generally open for submissions from late summer to early fall for the print issue and from mid-winter to early spring for the online issue. The online issue is comprised of the winners (and possibly several honorable mentions) of our annual contests in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Submission Guidelines

  • We only accept submissions via our online submission portal, Submittable.
  • We do not consider previously published work.
  • We do not have a strict word limit for prose; however, work over 4,000 words will need to be extraordinary.
  • Regarding flash prose, we are happy to accept up to three pieces of less than 1,000 words each. Please paste these together in a single document and submit them via the standard fiction or nonfiction portal.
  • Poetry submissions should contain 3-5 pieces.
  • We welcome multiple submissions, but each should follow the guidelines above.
  • Writers, we prefer that you submit your work as a Word Document, or another similar processing system, rather than as a PDF. Visual Artists may use PDFs to submit multiple works of art, but should be prepared with a high-resolution version of their files upon their work’s acceptance to the journal.
  • We allow and encourage simultaneous submissions. If your submission is no longer available for publication, please use our online submission portal to withdraw it as soon as possible. If you need to withdraw a single poem or piece of flash prose, please add a note to your submission and email us at phoebeliterature@gmail.com.
  • We strive to respond to submissions within 30 days. If you have not heard from us in 60 days, feel free to inquire about the status of your submission.
  • If you’ve submitted to phoebe in the past, or if you’ve been published in our journal before, you are welcome to submit your work again.
  • Contributors to the print editions receive two copies of the journal upon publication, along with our gratitude and respect.

See what our contributors have done

Best New Poets Nominees

Genevieve DeGuzman, “Close Encounter at Dance Party,” Issue 49.1

Daniel Neff, “Elegy for Camille Monet,” Issue 49.1

2019 Pushcart Prize Nominees

 
Prose:

Mac McCaskill, “Bones”
Fiction, Issue 48.1, January 2019

Jessica Kinnison, “Pal”
Nonfiction, Issue 48.1, January 2019

Tyler Barton, “The Idler”
Fiction, Issue 48.2, May 2019

S.G. Veil, “Porches”
Nonfiction, Issue 48.2, May 2019

 
Poetry:

Laura Romeyn, “Overlook”
Poetry, Issue 48.1, January 2019

Larissa Szporluk, “Epiphyte”
Poetry, Issue 48.2, May 2019