Submissions are open from December 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019!

The theme for our inaugural issue is: ROAR
We want to see your most authentic work. What would your soul look like if you poured it out on a blank page? What are the words you can’t get out of your head? We want to see you be both brave and vulnerable, fearless but terrified; we want to know your dreams and see inside your heart. We want you.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

Little Lion Literary seeks art rich in authenticity. What would your soul look like if you poured it out on a blank page? What are the words you can’t get out of your head? We want to see you be both brave and vulnerable, fearless but terrified; we want to know your dreams and see inside your heart. We want you.

Little Lion Literary accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. We are open to all forms both traditional and experimental, straight-laced or off-kilter. If it reflects you, we want to see it. All contributors whose work is selected for the journal become eligible to be named Spotlight Contributors for that issue.

Little Lion Literary asks for original, unpublished work in all categories. Work previously published on a personal website or on social media is acceptable. Please note if your submission has previously appeared on a personal website or social media account, and provide a link to the original post. If your work is accepted, we ask for first digital serial rights to publish the work in an online publication. All rights revert back to the artist upon publication.

POETRY.

  • Submit 1-5 poems of any length in a single document in .doc or .docx format to littlelionlit@gmail.com.

  • Begin each poem on a separate page, and please include a title for each poem.

  • The subject line should read “POETRY - [YOUR NAME] - [# OF POEMS]

  • Please address poetry submissions to Lexi Vranick and Veronica Cruz.

FICTION.

  • Submit one story of 4,000 words or less in .doc or .docx format to littlelionlit@gmail.com.

  • The subject line should read “FICTION - [YOUR NAME] - [TITLE OF STORY]

  • Include a word count for the story in the body of your email.

  • Please address fiction submissions to MK Flynn and Samantha Stinehart.

    • FLASH FICTION SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED!

CREATIVE NON-FICTION.

  • Submit one piece of non-fiction of 4,000 words or less in .doc or .docx format to littlelionlit@gmail.com.

  • The subject line should read “NON-FIC - [YOUR NAME] - [TITLE]

  • Include a word count for the piece in the body of your email.

  • Please address creative non-fiction submissions to Lexi Vranick.

    • FLASH NON-FICTION SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED!

VISUAL ART.

  • We accept all mediums including photography, digital painting/drawing, traditional painting/drawing.

  • Submit 1-3 pictures in .jpeg or .png format to littlelionlit@gmail.com.

  • The subject line should read “VA - [YOUR NAME] - [YOUR MEDIUM]

  • Please address visual art submissions to Taylor Glausen.

You may submit in up to two (2) categories per submission period. If your work is accepted, please wait at least one submission cycle before submitting again. We want to give everyone a fair shot! If your work is rejected, you are welcome to submit in the next submission period.

Please note that we are a small team and that we make it our mission to give your work the time and attention it deserves. We wish to provide meaningful feedback whether or your work is accepted or not. Due to this, please allow up to one month for a response. If you have not heard back from us within a month of your submission, feel free to give us a nudge.

If you have any additional questions regarding our submission guidelines, please use our contact form or drop us a line at littlelionlit@gmail.com. All questions regarding the journal, submission guidelines, etc. may be addressed to Lexi Vranick.