Day One is a digital weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from debut writers. Each issue showcases one writer and poet and includes an introduction from the editor, an interview with the authors, and occasional bonus content. Each issue also features cover art commissioned from emerging artists and illustrators.
Day One has been proud to feature a diverse array of writers from all backgrounds, including emerging fiction writers such as Brittany Bennett, Lincoln Michel, Lauren Acampora, and Juliana Wang, and breakout poets like Nate Marshall, Ocean Vuong, and Nicole Sealey.
To submit, follow the guidelines below and send your work in one Word doc. to Hafizah Geter, Editor, at:
dayone-submissionsATamazonDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.
-Poets should submit 4-6 previously unpublished poems with an author bio
-We accept poetry from writers who have yet to publish a full-length book (poets with chapbook publications and self-published books are eligible to submit)
-We’re looking for your best work: poetry that’s lyrically engaging, thoughtful and relatable
-We accept fiction submissions from 3,000 – 20,000 words from writers who have yet to publish a novel or short story collection
-Please send contact information, a brief description, and an author bio along with your story
-We’re looking for character-driving literary fiction that merges sharp, fresh writing with an engaging narrative
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