Sweet publishes emerging and established writers three times a year--September, January, and May. Past contributors include: Lee Martin, Tim Seibles, Lee AnnRoripaugh, Ann Panning, Aimee Nezhukamatathil, Nin Andrews, Dinty W. Moore.
Sweet seeks only poetry and creative nonfiction, graphic nonfiction and anything in between. Sorry, fiction writers! We read submissions all year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been taken by another literary journal (we'd like to be the first to congratulate you). Our preferred submission size is 3-5 poems. For creative non-fiction, we prefer 2-3 short-short creative nonfiction pieces or one longer one. Essays should not exceed 3,500 words total.
For Graphic Nonfiction: Sweet welcomes submissions of previously unpublished nonfiction cartoons, graphic narratives and photo essays that demonstrate both artistic and literary merit. We are interested in traditional forms and new innovative techniques. Submissions can be in color or black and white. Please format submission in a single .doc, as a .pdf or a .jpg series.
Please visit the website to submit. We accept submissions through our online submission manager. Please include a brief cover letter and bio with your submission. Also, after sending us a portfolio of work, please wait to hear back before sending another.
If you have any questions, email:
editors(at)sweetlit.com (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)