A Public Space welcomes submissions of fiction, essays, poetry, as well as graphic and hybrid work. The current period for general submissions is October 15, 2020 – December 31, 2020. For additional information, please see an interview with the editors on our Duotrope page; an overview of A Public Space by the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize [insert link]; and an archive of the magazine's previous issues.


Guidelines for Submitting Work

Please submit only one (1) story or essay at a time; or up to five (5) poems. Additional submissions will be returned unread. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask that you please withdraw it from our system. Novellas and novel excerpts are always welcome. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted. Reading an issue or two of the magazine before submitting is strongly recommended.


Please note we cannot accept revisions to pieces once they've been submitted.


We will make every effort to respond to your submissions within four months, though at times it may be longer. If it has been more than four months and you have not yet received a response, we will be happy to reply to a query regarding the status of your submission.


Writers whose work is published in the magazine will receive an honorarium.


**Please note: we are currently not accepting applications for the internship program.**

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Please submit only one (​1) story at a time. Additional submissions will be returned unread. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask that you please withdraw it from our system. Novellas and novel excerpts are always welcome. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted. Reading an issue or two of the magazine before submitting is strongly recommended. 

We will make every effort to respond to your submissions within four months, though at times it may be longer. If it has been ​more than four months and you have not yet received a response, we will be happy to reply to a query regarding the status of your submission.

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Please submit up to five (5) poems in one document. Only one submission at a time is allowed; additional submissions will be returned unread. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if a poem is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you withdraw your submission from the system or, if you've submitted multiple poems, that you add a note to your submission letting us know which poem(s) you are withdrawing. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted. Reading an issue or two of the magazine before submitting is strongly recommended. 

We will make every effort to respond to your submissions within four months, though at times it may be longer. If it has been ​more than four months and you have not yet received a response, we will be happy to reply to a query regarding the status of your submission.

Please submit only one (​1) essay at a time. Additional submissions will be returned unread. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask that you please withdraw it from our system. Memoir excerpts or excerpts from longer nonfiction works are always welcome. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted. Reading an issue or two of the magazine before submitting is strongly recommended. 

We will make every effort to respond to your submissions within four months, though at times it may be longer. If it has been ​more than four months and you have not yet received a response, we will be happy to reply to a query regarding the status of your submission.

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