Monday, October 17, 2016

Information on Submitting Your Fiction or Poetry

At 2 Elizabeths, we welcome both new and established writers, and we are pleased to consider work
that has not yet appeared in publication. It is our goal to bring to light stories and poetry from well-known authors, as well as from emerging voices, with dignity and respect.

We also seek cover art for our bi-monthly, electronic literary magazine.

To receive a copy of our full submission guidelines, including information on special contests as well as our general call for submissions of fiction, poetry and cover art, click here.

Special Writing Contest (Grand Prize $325!): This contest is different from our general call for submissions. From February 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017, send your short fiction or collection of poetry. The grand prize is $325, with a second prize of $100, and a third place prize of $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published, and will also have a full feature interview on our website and in our bi-monthly, electronic magazine. To enter, click here.

Paying artists and writers for their work is of utmost importance to us, as our publication serves to At this time, we will pay $50 per short story or collection of poetry, $50 per piece of cover art, and $20 per piece of flash fiction or a single poem that we select to publish on our website and bi-monthly, electronic magazine. When you see and feel our vision, it is our hope that you will join our movement and grow with us.
support contributors as well as provide quality short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry for the reader to enjoy.

We accept submissions 365 days a year. Every single submission is read by the two of us, and we don't stop reading simply because we've found a story we like. There is no slush pile at 2 Elizabeths.

We maintain a minimal submission fee of $5. For special contests with larger prizes, the submission fee will vary. When you submit your story, poetry, or cover art to 2 Elizabeths, you are participating in a community that is much bigger than the sum of its parts. The reading fee allows us to pay our contributing writers and artists, maintain this publication, and to promote the work of those we publish.

We are a grassroots literary publication, with a heart for the writing community.

Ready to Submit?


Please send your work to us in either a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document. Double spacing with a legible font is preferred. Please include contact information, title, and word count at the top of your document. Please keep all short fiction submissions between 1,000 - 6,000 words, flash fiction or single poems between 100 - 300 words, and all poetry collections should be between three and ten pages.

We do accept multiple and simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere in a timely manner.

We require first rights and electronic rights of a piece we select to publish. When we publish your work, it will first be available on our website, and then in our bi-monthly electronic magazine.

A note to the short fiction writer-
We aim to publish a richly varied assortment of pieces, and unlike many other publications, we are very open to genre fiction. Send us your romance, your mystery, your fantasy etc.

Ready to Submit?

"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse


  1. Do you want poetry submissions to also be double spaced, or is single spacing acceptable in accordance to the formatting of the poem's layout?

    1. Hi Lynne,
      Thank you for your question! We are more flexible regarding the spacing for poetry. Either way is fine.

  2. are your publications in print and or electronic form? If submitting a short collection of poetry is it one poem per page or multiple poems per page?

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  4. I was just wondering if submissions of short fiction were closed. When I view the options for submitting, only flash fiction and poetry are listed (besides the contest). Thanks!