Formatting:

  • You may submit in multiple genres, but only one submission per genre at a time. Please wait to hear back from us before submitting in that genre again.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know in your cover letter if it is a simultaneous submission. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP, and congratulations!

General Housekeeping: 

  • Anticipate waiting 3-4 months to hear back from us, though we’ll try to reach out well before the 3-month mark (we’re writers ourselves, we know no one likes to wait 3 months, but we can’t make any promises for speedy response times).
  • If you have not heard a response after 4 months, you can email us with the header “Submission Status” and we’ll be happy to let you know about the status of your submission.
  • If you publish with us, you will receive a complimentary copy of the issue your piece is in.

Help support us to support you!

Tip Jar submissions help us keep our publication afloat and growing. We keep Tip Jar submissions open year-round with a guaranteed expedited response, which means no matter the time of year we will send you a publication decision within a week (7 days) of submission, whereas the free submission responses during June-July and January-February can be more erratic with regards to response time. 

Other than the $3/$5/$10 fee to make it happen and the guaranteed response time, our requirements for expedited submissions are the same as free submissions, which are as follows:


Formatting:
 

  • No minimum word count. Roughly 8,000 maximum word count.
  • Number your pages.
  • Submit a cover letter with your contact information included.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know in your cover letter if it is a simultaneous submission. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP, and congratulations!

General Housekeeping:

  • If you have not heard a response after a week, you can email us with the header “Expedited Submission Status” and we’ll be happy to let you know about the status of your submission.
  • If you publish with us, you will receive a complimentary copy of the issue your piece is in.

 For an insight into our preferences, check out the "Submit" tab on the Levee website.

Levee is now open for submissions year-round! Each month we have 100 free submissions available via Submittable. We try to respond to all submissions within 3 months. If you are interested in an expedited response time, we offer Tip Jar submissions for poetry and prose that receive a response within 7 days.


Formatting:

  • No minimum word count. Roughly 8,000 maximum word count for prose. 3-5 poems in one attachment for each poetry submission. 
  • Number your pages.
  • Submit a cover letter with your contact information included.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know in your cover letter if it is a simultaneous submission. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP, and congratulations!

 General Housekeeping: 

  • Anticipate waiting 3-4 months to hear back from us, though we’ll try to reach out well before the 3-month mark (we’re writers ourselves, we know no one likes to wait 3 months, but we can’t make any promises for speedy response times).
  • If you have not heard a response after 4 months, you can email us with the header “Submission Status” and we’ll be happy to let you know about the status of your submission.
  • If you publish with us, you will receive a complimentary copy of the issue your piece is in.

For an insight into our preferences, check out the "Submit" tab on the Levee website.

Help support us to support you!

Tip Jar submissions help us keep our publication afloat and growing. We keep Tip Jar submissions open year-round with a guaranteed expedited response, which means no matter the time of year we will send you a publication decision within a week (7 days) of submission, whereas the free submission responses during June-July and January-February can be more erratic with regards to response time. 

Other than the $3/$5/$10 fee to make it happen and the guaranteed response time, our requirements for expedited submissions are the same as free submissions, which are as follows:


Formatting: 

  • No minimum word count. 3-5 poems in one attachment for each poetry submission.
  • Number your pages.
  • Submit a cover letter with your contact information included.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please let us know in your cover letter if it is a simultaneous submission. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP, and congratulations!

General Housekeeping:
 

  • If you have not heard a response after a week, you can email us with the header “Submission Status” and we’ll be happy to let you know about the status of your submission.
  • If you publish with us, you will receive a complimentary copy of the issue your piece is in.

 For an insight into our preferences, check out the "Submit" tab on the Levee website.

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