now accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry of all genres for our upcoming issue

Find your section below and read our guidelines carefully


Creative Nonfiction

The creative nonfiction pieces should be around 800-1200 words. We prefer creative personal essays, with an emphasis on lived experience. We look for meaning expressed in grand images within the storytelling vs. listing out of tips or what one has learned. We especially like stories told via a creative structure.

Please send your creative nonfiction to .


The fiction pieces can be up to 3500 words. We really enjoy “flash fiction.” It can be of any genre. We like thoughtful pieces with interesting characters that captivate the reader from the very first line.

Please send your fiction to


Poems should be no longer than one letter page long. We accept both formal poetry and free verse. You can submit up to 3 poems at the same time.

Please send your poems to


  • Use 12 pt Times New Roman font

  • Include a cover letter in the body of your email

  • Put “Submission: Genre - Your Name” in the subject line and attach a Word document with your piece to the email

  • Allow up to 12 weeks for a response

  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, just give us a courtesy email to let us know if your piece is no longer available.

  • We only publish pieces that have not been published before, including on a personal blog.

  • All accepted writers will receive a free copy of the journal their work is featured in, a discount code for their family and friends, opportunities to be featured on our website and social media, and access to an exclusive facebook writer’s support group.

  • Creative nonfiction and short fiction writers who have been published by us before also are able to receive a small honorarium for any works published in future issues.


What do we look for in a piece?

It’s always a good idea to subscribe to Ever Eden Literary Journal to get a feel for the pieces we enjoy publishing