Submit to LIT!
If you were wondering (and I'm sure you are), we're currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for LIT 14. We will accept submissions until May and then won't be reading again until September. Here are our mailing address and current masthead, for your convenience:
The New School
Writing Program, Room 514
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
Peter Bogart Johnson & Nicole Steinberg, Editors
Graeme Bezanson, Poetry Editor
Scott Dahlie, Prose Editor
Emily Taylor, Associate Prose Editor
Mark Bibbins, Shanna Compton, Justin Marks & Kathleen Ossip, Editors at Large
David Lehman, Robert Polito & Jackson Taylor, Faculty Advisors
Brian McMullen, Design Consultant
PLEASE READ our new and improved submission guidelines:
- Poetry submissions should be no more than 5 poems or 10 pages.
- Prose submissions should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced, single-sided.
- All submissions must include a SASE for reply and a cover letter. Cover letters let us know that you're a real person who actually has some knowledge about LIT. We appreciate that sort of thing. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered.
- Contributors must receive a reply from LIT before submitting new work; additional submissions received before we have sent a reply to a previous submission will be returned unread!
- Our reading periods are from September to mid-December and January to May. Do not submit more than twice in either period.
- We do not consider submissions filed by professional coordinating services.
And on a final note, here are some answers to questions we're been receiving as of late:
- Yes, we will have a proper website soon. The New School is creating a new one for us and we hope to have it up and running by this June. But no promises.
- We're well aware that we're living in the dark ages with paper submissions. We hate them more than you do, believe us. Once our website is up, we will begin the switch to electronic submissions. Until then, keep licking those stamps.
- LIT 12 is running a bit late but will be out this May and will come with a spiffy launch party, so stay tuned for more details. LIT 13's release and launch will take place in the early fall.
Oh, and for any lingering questions or inquiries (but NOT e-mailed submissions, we don't accept those): firstname.lastname@example.org.