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We are dedicated to publishing courageous writing that displays literary merit and philosophical or spiritual curiosity (no dogma, please). We are looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and experimental submissions. 

Image by Alexander Andrews



For info about our Book Prize, go here.

Submit all works to Unleash Press as an attachment (doc, docx, rtf, txt, or jpg). Note that we are currently migrating content to SUBSTACK. You can find us at

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Please submit only one piece of prose or up to five poems at a time. All poems may be submitted in a single document.

Include a third-person bio of up to 100 words in your cover letter.

Fiction and creative nonfiction may be up to 2,000 words. 

Special call for works of 1,000 words or fewer for a forthcoming flash-focused issue.

Read an interview about what we're looking for and why we exist here.

Unleash Lit acquires electronic rights and the non-exclusive right to include your work in our archives. Upon publication, rights revert to the author. We are unable to pay for submissions currently, but we will actively support our writers and nominate select manuscripts for awards.  

Beginning in 2023, we will nominate one published work (or series of poems) each year for our annual prize of $150. Announcements will be made in December.

Image by Alexander Andrews
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