On the Veranda Literary Journal is looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry pieces about the South. Interpret this as you will, but just know that a piece about how great Ann Arbor is by someone from Chicago will not pass muster. Now a piece by someone from Kentucky talking about their transition to the cold Michigan winters? That’s something we want to read!
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We are committed to ensuring that at least half of our content is by female-identified writers, and we also aim to include LGBTQ+ writers as well as writers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Most importantly: send us your best work! Send us whatever you think will make us laugh out loud, shed a few tears, or will make us feel like maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all. Send us something that we’ll still be talking about hours later when we are rocking back and forth on our veranda, sipping a sweating glass of iced tea.
We accept works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Poets may send up to three poems and prose must be between 400 – 2,000 words. Please include a cover letter and a brief bio with your submission. Presently we can only accept Microsoft Word doc (or docx) attachments.
We accept submissions year-round and hope to respond to writers within 1 – 2 months. We will respond to all submissions electronically. Accepted works will be published on a monthly basis.
Please email all submissions to:
ontheverandaliteraryjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )