Please read all guidelines below before submitting your work. We accept submissions year round.
Submit one work of fiction, one work of nonfiction, one single-act drama, three works of flash fiction, or up to seven poems at a time. Currently, we are not accepting translations, but we are very interested in art and photography.
We ask that you please wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration. We will do our best to respond within ninety days but, in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us after ninety days, we will be happy to respond to your e-mail inquiries.
SHANTIH Journal does accept simultaneous submissions. In the event your work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please do us the courtesy of informing us promptly.
Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication. We consider works on personal blogs as having been published.
All written work must be submitted as a Word document (doc., or docx. - rtf. is acceptable, though not preferred). When submitting, please provide us with your name, title(s) of your work, and a brief bio including any publication history you might have in the body of your cover letter. Please do NOT include any identifying information on your uploaded document. Any personal identifying information on the document itself will disqualify your work from consideration. Only the text of your Submittable cover letter should have the author’s name, contact information, and bio.
All photographic or art work must be submitted as a jpg. gif. tiff. or png. file.
Submitters who are wish to receive a quick response from our readers are invited to use our expedited submission feature. Potential contributors should be sure to follow the same guidelines regarding length and number of submitted works. Contributors using this option should expect a response within ten days.
- Art & Photography: 5-7 works (submitted in separate individual uploads)
- Fiction: One work of fiction between 1,000 and 15,000 words (single upload)
- Nonfiction: One work of nonfiction between 1,000 and 15,000 words (single upload)
- Flash Prose: Up to three works of flash prose (fewer than 1,000 words, single upload)
- Poetry: Up to seven works of poetry (single upload)
- Drama: A single one act play between 10-20 pages in length (single upload)
Contributors are invited to submit between 5-7 works of art or photography. Please provide an artist statement explaining the unifying theme or subject of your work.
SHANTIH Journal is seeking a spotlight artist for issue 3.2. Possible contributors are invited to submit between eighteen and thirty works of art and photography that are uniform in subject or theme. Please provide an artist statement that discusses the philosophy behind your work.
Contributors are invited to upload a single word of fiction between 1,000 and 15,000 words.
Contributors are invited to upload a single work of nonfiction between 1000-15,000 words.
Contributors are invited to submit as many as three works of flash prose (under 1,000 words). Please upload all works of flash prose onto a single doc., docx., or pdf. file.
Contributors are invited to submit up to seven individual poems in a single doc., docx., or pdf. file.
SHANTIH Journal is introducing a new feature on its website, allowing for outside book reviews, fine arts news and announcements, academic articles, and opinion pieces. Really, anything that you would like our audience to know that is topical and informative, we want to see. These pieces will appear on the website only, not appearing in the actual journal. Work contained in the News & Reviews section must not exceed 1000 words. Work under 500 words is preferred.
We are committed to running our literary magazine free of charge to contributors who would like to make standard submissions, but maintaining the journal itself does cost us a good deal of money. If you would like to contribute to our cause, please consider making a donation today.
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