The First Day is now accepting submissions within the following genres:
Personal essays about individual, spiritual journeys
Thought-provoking articles about issues and culture in a non-academic style
Engaging reviews of new movies, music, television, and books
Short fiction (7,000 words or less), flash fiction, and poetry
Original artwork and photography
Interviews with inspiring artists and people making a difference
The theme for our winter issue is water; deadline by the end of December. Submissions can range from stories of birth, baptism, flow, emotion, nature, health, healing, or any other topic you think may be appropriate.
We print four times a year and also consider submissions for our website.
editorATfirstdaypressDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
with submissions or queries. Submissions may be in the text of the email or in an attached Word document (docx., doc., pdf, rtf.). Please include a brief bio in your email.