We’re open for submissions and will be until October 15, 2014. 

Phoebe seeks to publish quality writing: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Please review website publications, especially our latest online issue, for an idea of the writing we publish.

How to Submit

We only accept online submissions. Mailed paper submissions will be recycled, unread.

Submitting to Phoebe is free and online. We encourage you to read our specific guidelines below. When you’re ready to submit your work, just follow this link over to submit online. Stay tuned for information about future contests.

Submit to Phoebe 


Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction Submissions

  • We do not consider previously published work.
  • If you’ve submitted to Phoebe in the past, or if you’ve been published in our journal before, you are welcome to submit your work again.
  • We allow and encourage simultaneous submissions. Please use our online submission portal to withdraw submissions. We really appreciate if you do this as soon as you know a submission is no longer available for publication.
  • We ask for no more than one poetry submission of 3-5 poems, one fiction submission of up to 4,000 words, or one nonfiction submission of up to 4,000 words.
  • Reporting time is four to six months, though usually sooner.
  • Contributors receive two copies of the journal upon publication, along with our gratitude and respect.

Question? Feel free to email us at


  19 comments for “Submissions

  1. W.M. Rivera
    July 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

    NOT a submission; at best for the fun of it… WMR

    What! no coffee…

    for Phoebe: “We rarely like poems that start with drinking coffee…”

    What? Not even espresso? Morning without Gaggia logic?
    or is verboten best forgotten? The Chinese scribble
    about anything, my wife
    says. Neruda wrote odes to socks and shoes.

    Just so, I venture to explore this java?
    You say never, never
    drink coffee at night unless you write? But is it right
    to X it out of morning’s poetry too!? Hey!

    Anything goes! or should. But no, you say; no coffee please. How can you?
    forbid my AM coffee buzz? For sure I shouldn’t
    pour it inbetween my legs
    while driving, sight unseen! or wear it like immortality on both my sleeves,
    but what about my sausage, sex, and greed?!

    No coffee in my poems, just so
    it’s no and no, I learn your do’s and don’ts, then think about my own
    negative capability: no milk, no sugar, nothing in it please,

    and please ( here I’d agree), don’t serve that morning bilge
    the French call ‘jus de chaussettes,”
    and please once more, don’t pour it in my shoes or dip my socks in it
    asserting they’re beignets! I’ll let you go; for now I’m off
    to my morning call and internet café…

  2. Scott Ferguson
    August 21, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Hello, I am assuming your open to submissions even though the top of this page says your not? Maybe it has not been changed as we just passed the August 15th mark a few days ago?
    thanks, Scott

    • admin
      September 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Yes sir! Submit away!

  3. Emily
    October 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Can I just submit one poem?

    • admin
      October 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm


  4. Ben Leib
    November 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Are authors limited to one submission per reading period, or is it okay to send a second submission once I’ve heard back about the first?

    • admin
      November 11, 2011 at 5:46 am

      A-ok! Go for it.

  5. Nancy Lipari
    December 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Is there a fee for submitting artwork and is there a monetary award if accepted?

    • admin
      December 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Ms. Lipari–there is no fee! We do not offer a monetary award at this time, but as you can see by our other examples, we profile the artist and link to their online portfolio, etc.

  6. Sheenginee
    February 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm


    I am extremely interested in having my work published on Phoebe. Since I am an international participant, can you please let me know of the regulations for submission?

    Appreciate the help,


  7. rita plush
    April 22, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Is it too late to submit a story?

    R. Plush

  8. July 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I am collecting informations on lit mags for The Review Review and would like to know if you give free copies to the authors published.

  9. October 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

    What a great capture of beauty of this world!

  10. bharat sakate
    October 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    can i submit one poem ?

  11. Flannery
    January 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I have a quick question about formatting the online submissions. The Submittable form leaves a designated space for a cover letter, but other journals using the same program have given specific instructions to submit one .doc or .docx attachment that contains the entirety of my submission: cover letter, followed by poems. Although I did not see this same instruction on your website, I wanted to double-check the way that you would prefer the submission to be formatted.

    (I tried to email this question, but I believe your email inbox is full!)

  12. January 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    is there a new call of submissions in 2013 ?

  13. Emmet
    December 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

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