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.


  • No minimum word count. Roughly 8,000 maximum word count for prose.
  • 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.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.