Submissions Theme: The Great Resignation

The Literary Bohemian is a journal of journeys. In general, we publish first-class writing and visual art inspired by real or imagined places. The theme for Issue 25 is The Great Resignation. Your work might reflect imagined or real-life roadblocks, last-minute detours, or the processes of persistence and surrender. Please submit your work for this limited theme between February 1st and March 31st, 2022.

Poetry – up to five poems, no more than 100 lines each

Postcard Prose – up to three pieces, no more than 350 words each

Visual Poetry / Prose – up to three visual pieces — art haiku, concrete, collage, erasure

Our editorial process

Thank you for entrusting us with your work. We judge with a blind eye, so please don’t include your name on your uploaded submission. Each piece is read by our four readers.

Our turnaround time can take anywhere from a few weeks to up to three months.

Simultaneous submissions are fine – we can’t blame you for trying your luck in multiple places. However, please withdraw your work immediately through Submittable if it’s been accepted elsewhere.

We don’t accept multiple submissions, so please wait for an answer before sending us more work. If you have had work accepted this year, please wait a year until submitting again.

Our fine print

When you submit to The Literary Bohemian you agree to the following:

  1. This submission is your original, previously unpublished work. It does not appear on any publicly accessible printed or online medium.
  2. The Literary Bohemian has first rights to work submitted, which will revert to you, the author, immediately upon publication. If your work will be published elsewhere, please credit The Literary Bohemian as the journal where your work first appeared.
  3. The Literary Bohemian has nonexclusive rights to publish and use your work, in whole or in part, by electronic means without limitation over the internet, and will archive your work indefinitely.
  4. The Literary Bohemian will promote your work on Facebook & Instagram, as well as nominate your work for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, The Pushcart Prize, Verse Daily, and other awards and anthologies.
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    Never Without Her Umbrella

    By Kory Wells

    The local tour guide believes in leather boots with wide toes. Sturdy soles. Protein for breakfast.

  • Postcard Prose

    Red Skies

    By Kimberly Ramos

    The young sailor said he would give me a modicum of love if I let him use my body as a harbor.

  • Postcard Prose

    Reception

    By Kory Wells

    The ticket seller would prefer to meet the guests outside, order them shortest to tallest, take the most boisterous by the hand.

  • Poetry

    Two Poems by Nick Conrad

    The skull-like villa lost / in a garden of dreams, / so seem the isle’s cimitero: ...

  • Visual Poetry

    Flight

    By Jason Warren

    So here is the brief life / of men: what follows / went before of / that we know / nothing

  • Visual Poetry

    What Shape Waits to Receive Us

    By Sarah J. Sloat

    Mixed media

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