Let us experience the world through your eyes! Send us your satiric stories, promising poems, tragic tales, powerful photos, amazing artwork, nihilistic nonfiction. We look forward to seeing it all!
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.
If your piece is accepted into our journal, we would like to have the option to turn your piece into a podcast and put it up on our website! If your piece is selected to be turned into a podcast, you will be notified of when and where your piece will be posted, and any other information surrounding the project.
**Please note that Kennings reserves the right to post your accepted piece to our website.
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 or more works in prose that is between 500-3,000 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.
Contest Submissions are currently closed but keep an eye out for our next Sentence Challenge in May 2023 or our Halloween contest in the fall of 2023
Please submit 1-5 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 or more works in prose that is 500-3000 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.