We take submissions from January 15 through April 15th and from August 15th through November 15th via Submittable.

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Please never include a cover letter or your name in your submission document, as this would expose your identity to us while we consider your manuscript. Please also refrain from including your name in the title of your submission or in the name of the file you submit. If we find any identifying information as we read, we will have to reject your submission automatically.

Blinders Journal does accept simultaneous submissions. In the event that the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please inform us. We ask that you please wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration.

Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication. Blinders Literary Journal requests first North American serial rights upon acceptance; after publication, rights revert back to the author. We will publish your work in a digital environment that presents it in the best possible light. We will offer free Kindle and Nook versions on our website, but we will also list the journal in the corresponding Kindle and Nook markets for 99 cents (the lowest allowed price to list there). In this way, we hope to gain a larger readership.

We will do our best to respond within three months but, in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within ninety days, feel free to send an e-mail inquiry to us.

Fiction / Creative Nonfiction

Please submit only one story or essay of up to ten-thousand words. Please include a word count in the header of your document.


Please submit up to six poems in one document.


Please submit any artwork of up to 600 by 600 pixels.

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