We accept prose, poetry, and art submissions through the months of August 1st to February 14th. Accepted pieces will appear in our print edition of Kennings, which is published once a year in the spring. While we cannot pay contributors at this time, those who are featured in the journal will receive one complimentary copy. We aim to respond to all submissions within six months, but feel free to inquire after a month.
For art and photography submissions, please submit as a high resolution .jpg file.
Kennings Literary Magazine welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, digital art, physical art, and photography.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given of its acceptance elsewhere. Kennings claims First North American Serial Rights, with rights reverting back to the author upon publication. We ask that if the work is reprinted that you credit it as first appearing in Kennings.
You can submit up to five pieces of work that corresponds with different categories as long as they follow the guidelines of each category that you are submitting to.
If you have any questions regarding specific submission guidelines, please contact us!
What NOT to Send Us:
Any work that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, or in any way is deemed as exclusionary or prejudiced will not be accepted, and we will not view work from you in the future. We also do not accept overly graphic, sexual, or strong language (though, we get it, sometimes you need a swear word or two to get your point across).
Work that does not follow our guidelines will be deleted unread.
Read through these guidelines, and be sure to check out past publications to understand what we like.
Please submit one work in prose that is between 500-2,000 words. Use an easy to read font and double space your text. Submit work as a Word file and include your name on the submission.
Please submit 1-3 poems in the same document. Use an easy to read font and double spaced text. If the poem is format sensitive, you may submit your work as a PDF. Please include your name on the submission.
Please submit one work in prose that is 500-2000 words. Use an easy to read font and double spaced text. Submit work as a Word file and include your name on the submission.
Please submit 1-5 works as high resolution JPG files. Please include the title of the work in your submission email.
Please submit 1-5 works. If there are more than a few colors please submit them as high resolution JPG files, otherwise please submit them as PNG files. Please include the title of the work in your submission email.
Please submit 1-5 works as high resolution JPG files. Please make sure the photos of your work are taken with professional quality as we want to see the original integrity of the work. Please include the title of the work in your submission email.