Submission Guidelines

Kalopsia Lit invites submissions of poetry and prose covering any subject matter; submissions will be judged solely based on the quality of the writing. All submissions must be written in English. There is no fee to submit.


We are open to simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us at hello@kalopsialit.org immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 


We reserve First North American Serial Rights to every piece we publish. Rights will revert back to the author after publication, but we ask that you credit Kalopsia as the place your work first appeared.


Prose (including prose poetry) – Submissions with up to 2,000 words in length are eligible. 

Poetry – Submissions with up to 200 lines are eligible. All poems should be formatted flush left unless another format contributes to the meaning of the piece.


We ask that all submissions are black and white and typed in 12-point font. Submissions exceeding one page in length should be numbered in the top-right corner. All files must be in either Google Doc or PDF format. 


If you would like to submit multiple pieces, please upload them as separate submissions. We will provide personalized feedback within 3 months after you submit, regardless of whether your work is accepted.


We are still accepting cover art submissions for Issue I! Currently, all new writing submissions will be considered for Issue II.