General guidelines:


♡ No previously published work. 

♡ We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work finds home elsewhere. 

♡ There is currently no reading fee for Blue Literary Magazine.

♡ Because of this, we currently don't have the funds to pay online contributors. If given permission to showcase your work on our online store via merch, you will receive 50% of all net proceeds. The same policy goes toward solo artists via print zines. If Blue accumulates the resources to print monthly issues of our literary magazine, our contributor compensation policy will change. 

♡ Storm of Blue Press requires a $15 reading fee for chapbooks (50 pages and under) and a $25 reading fee for full length poetry books. We are not currently accepting young adult novels unless they are LGBTQ+ centered and absolutely amazing ($25 reading fee as well because we value both your time and ours). 


Blue Literary Magazine and Storm of Blue Press are by women, for women (and nonbinary people). All male submissions will be automatically declined via Blue Literary Magazine, and submissions by lgbtq+ men will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis via Storm of Blue Press.


Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk takers.

Submissions should be composed of up to six original photos in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if you with no consequences

The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe

The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019$5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if you with no consequences

The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe

The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on July 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Submissions should include 2-10 poems in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

The good: confessional poetry, LGBTQ+ narrative, unflinching emotional honesty, free verse and experimental, open vulnerability, what you would say if you with no consequences

The bad: traditional form, rhyme schemes, cliches, generalities, and playing it safe

The ugly: homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Submissions should be composed of 15 pages or less in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.  

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Art
Ends on December 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Submissions should be composed of 6 art pieces or less. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk takers.

Submissions should be composed of 6 graphic design pieces or less in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019$15.00
$15.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

We charge a small $15 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. Said fee will revert back to the submitter if their chapbook is accepted for publication.

Submissions should be composed of 50 pages or less in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019$10.00
$10.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

We charge a small $10 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. Said fee will revert back to the submitter if their zine is accepted for publication.

Submissions should be composed of 25 pages or less in a single document. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019$25.00
$25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Include a cover letter, detailing your artistic vision and goals, the backstory of what your book means to you personally, previous publications if any, and a brief, third person author bio with your social media handles. Please include your FINAL PROOF in both a pdf form and word doc via attachments. 

We charge a small $25 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. Said fee will revert back to the author if their manuscript is accepted for publication. 

We encourage creative freedom, so there is no maximum length for manuscript submissions. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. By women, for women (and nonbinary individuals). Thank you.

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

Ends on December 31, 2019$25.00
$25.00

At Blue, we want the electric, the bold, and every single risk taker.

Include a cover letter, detailing your artistic vision and goals, the backstory of what your book means to you personally, previous publications if any, and a brief, third person author bio with your social media handles. Please include your FINAL PROOF in both a pdf form and word doc via attachments. 

We charge a small $25 reading fee because we respect both your time and ours. Said fee will revert back to the author if their manuscript is accepted for publication. 

We encourage creative freedom, so there is no maximum length for manuscript submissions. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. 

As an author, you are considered a collaborator not only regarding royalties, but also in relation to artistic liberty. If accepted, our team will edit, guide, and format your manuscript while respectfully considering your vision. Because our team values your partnership, we share 50% of all manuscript profits with our creators. Blue is composed of poets, writers, and artists with strong social media presence and dedicated readers/viewers. If accepted, said team will foster and promote your work via social media, help generate engagement, and potentially arrange for public readings. Blue remains a small, independent publisher, so we are able to give personalized attention to all of our authors, while guiding them through the literary world. By women, for women (and nonbinary individuals). Thank you.

Homophobia, racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, slut shaming, fat shaming, romanticism of mental illness, etc. is NEVER tolerated and will automatically earn you an indefinite block via Blue. This includes anything posted on your social media accounts or shown in other aspects of your life, because Blue does not believe in the separation of art and its creators. 

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