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:
- This submission is your original, previously unpublished work. It does not appear on any publicly accessible printed or online medium.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
We use Submittable for submissions management.