Fiction: max 7500 words

Flash Fiction: max 1200 words

Poetry: 3-5 poems (max 10 pages)

Flash Nonfiction: max 1200 words

Translation: max 7500 words
We accept submissions of up to 1500 words for posts on the Elsewhere Lit blog. Some topics we are looking for are 1) Race, gender, ethnicity & sexuality in contemporary U.S. and international literature 2) The politics of writing about place 3) Place and identity 4) Craft and the writing process.

We are also looking for book reviews on novels, short story and poetry collections related to space & place, ethnicity & race or a related topic.

If you have an idea for a blog post that doesn't pertain to the above topics, please email us at 

We accept previously unpublished English translations of poetry, fiction, flash fiction and nonfiction. Translations of fiction and nonfiction may be up to 7500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words and 3-5 poems or ten pages of poetry. Please include the original non-English version of your translation in your submission. All translations must be submitted along with a statement from the author of the original piece granting permission to publish the translation. 

We're looking for an array of literary styles, ranging from traditional to avant-garde to anything in between, but we are particularly interested in work that experiments with language, genre and form, stories that defy easy categories, that have trouble finding a home elsewhere. Stories should range from 1200-7500 words. 

Flash fiction should feature well-developed characters along with a strong sense of story and place. We encourage hybrid genres. Submissions can be anywhere from 6-1200 words. 

We like poems that excite our imagination, stretch our understandings of language. Send us your best work. We are open to both shorter and longer forms. Send us 3-5 poems or 10 pages whichever comes first. 

We accept creative nonfiction, articles, and feature essays up to 7500 words. If you have interview ideas, please email us first at We encourage genre-bending nonfiction,  but as always we're looking for well-crafted work that addresses the primary concerns/themes of Elsewhere.



We invite visual artists to submit paintings, photographs, mixed media and video. If you would like to submit work that doesn't ahere to any of the above-mentioned categories, please email your query to