Submission Guidelines

What we publish

We are open to submissions of fiction, poetry, experimental fiction and poetry, novel excerpts, book reviews, literary criticism, and various culture-related articles.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at:

contact [at]

How to submit

Please send us your work accompanied by a short bio.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Feel free to submit more than one piece at a time. You do not have to hear back from us about your previous submission to submit again.

We will not consider for publication unsolicited, previously published material (either in print or online, e.g. a self-published novel, a blog post, a Medium post).

We are a literary magazine first and foremost, and therefore articles for our Culture section have to be related to literature or the art of writing. We do not publish academic papers unless they have been revised into essays.

At this point, we do not accept unsolicited artwork for publication. Should it change, we will update our submission guidelines.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give detailed feedback on rejected pieces.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, response times may vary.

A selection of the best writing will be included in the print issues published twice a year.

We nominate for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

E-mail all submissions to:

submissions [at]

We reserve the right to edit and format all material submitted to the magazine. We reserve the right to update our submission guidelines. By submitting your work to us, you grant us permission to publish it in The Nonconformist Magazine’s online issue and print issue. All rights revert to the author after publication. We reserve the right to reject the work that promotes hatred, violence, hate speech, and any form of discrimination against any group or individual.


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