Open call for submissions coming soon!

The Literary Bohemian is a journal of journeys. In general, we publish first-class writing and visual art inspired by real or imagined places. We will announce our open call for submissions soon.

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 This submission is your original, previously unpublished work.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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More from The Journal

  • Visual Poetry

    Boxes

    By Chris Pais

    diagram

  • Visual Poetry

    Always Apocalypse, part 2

    By Zachary Gambrill

    black ink on paper

  • Visual Poetry

    Always Apocalypse, part 1

    By Zachary Gambrill

    comic book cover

  • Postcard Prose

    The One About the Dead Man in Laurel Canyon

    By Lauren Barbato

    I’d been thinking about leaving. I’d been thinking how there’s something about out here. Before long it’s a new January and you’re hungover with a heartache for a man you won’t see for several years until he pops up on that very popular, critically-acclaimed sitcom with that actress you learned to like, then hate, then feign indifference abou

  • Poetry

    Two Poems by Renee Emerson

    The leak in your breathing/ tube makes a cartoon squeak./ It takes two nurses, silent/ as nuns, to place you/ in my arms...

  • Poetry

    Two Poems by John Randall

    If I have already/ gone insane/ but I want to get/ crazier yet,/ what’s my move?/ Go outsane?

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