phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, whether its goals are to uphold or challenge literary tradition.

We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained, which means the work must capture and hold our attention, whether it be the potent language of a poem or the narrative mechanics of a short story. Above all, we seek to publish quality writing. Please review website publications, especially our latest online issue, for an idea of the caliber of writing we publish.

Our Spring 2024 contest is open from January 15 - March 15, 2024. All submissions will be considered for the contest, as well as publication in the Spring 2024 issue.

Our general guidelines are available here. Please note: At this time, phoebe does not accept work that uses AI generated text or artwork. 

phoebe welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, ages, abilities, military statuses, and other distinguishing identity traits. phoebe also welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all genres, styles, and aesthetics. phoebe makes every effort to be open to all and closed to no one.

$7.00

We are now accepting submissions for our annual poetry contest. The winner will be published online this May in phoebe 53.2. We encourage you to take a look at our previous contest winners. Only contest winners will win prize money, but we hope to publish some outstanding honorable mentions alongside our prize winner in phoebe 53.2. We look forward to reading your work. Submit online, and send us the best you’ve got!


The Basics:
 

  • All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • You may submit multiple entries, but must pay an entry fee for each new submission.
  • Please submit your work in a Word Document or another similar processing system, if possible.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions. Please use our online submission manager.


DEADLINE: March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PRIZE: $500 and publication in phoebe 53.2 (digital issue)

SUBMISSION SIZE: Up to five (5) poems per submission.

phoebe welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, ages, abilities, military statuses, and other distinguishing identity traits. phoebe also welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all genres, styles, and aesthetics. phoebe makes every effort to be open to all and closed to no one.

$7.00

We are now accepting submissions for our annual fiction contest. The winner will be published online this May in phoebe 53.2. We encourage you to take a look at our previous contest winners. Only contest winners will win prize money, but we hope to publish some outstanding honorable mentions alongside our prize winner in phoebe 53.2. We look forward to reading your work. Submit online, and send us the best you’ve got!


The Basics:
 

  • All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • You may submit multiple entries, but must pay an entry fee for each new submission.
  • Please submit your work in a Word Document.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions. Please use our online submission manager.

    DEADLINE: March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PRIZE: $500 and publication in phoebe 53.2 (digital issue)
    SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 5,000 words OR up to three pieces of flash prose of less than 1,000 words each.

    phoebe welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, ages, abilities, military statuses, and other distinguishing identity traits. phoebe also welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all genres, styles, and aesthetics. phoebe makes every effort to be open to all and closed to no one.
$7.00

We are now accepting submissions for our annual creative nonfiction contest. The winner will be published online this May in phoebe 53.2. We encourage you to take a look at our previous contest winners. Only contest winners will win prize money, but we hope to publish some outstanding honorable mentions alongside our prize winner in phoebe 53.2. We look forward to reading your work. Submit online, and send us the best you’ve got!

The Basics:
 

  • All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • You may submit multiple entries, but must pay an entry fee for each new submission.
  • Please submit your work in a Word Document or another similar processing system, if possible.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions. Please use our online submission manager.

    DEADLINE: March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PRIZE: $500 and publication in phoebe 53.2 (digital issue)   
    SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 5,000 words OR up to three pieces of flash prose of less than 1,000 words each.
     

 phoebe welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, ages, abilities, military statuses, and other distinguishing identity traits. phoebe also welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all genres, styles, and aesthetics. phoebe makes every effort to be open to all and closed to no one.

Above all, we seek to publish quality art from artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards artwork that illustrates a narrative or conveys an emotion, as we believe in the importance of both visual and textual storytelling. See here for images we've featured in our journal. Since we want to incorporate more artwork into our digital and print editions, it's free to submit visual art. Furthermore, pieces chosen for the print issue will also be featured on our website.
To submit, please upload between one and five high-resolution images. Files should be uploaded as a .png, .tif, or a high-quality .jpeg with at least 300 dpi and a size of at least 1 MB. PDFs also are acceptable. All submitted artwork will be considered for phoebe's online issue, 53.2, for both the cover image, as well as for pieces featured with writing from the issue.

phoebe welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, genders, gender expressions, ages, abilities, military statuses, and other distinguishing identity traits. phoebe also welcomes and hopes to see literary and visual art from writers and artists of all genres, styles, and aesthetics. phoebe makes every effort to be open to all and closed to no one.

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