Temenos Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Do not include any identifying information on your submission file. We read submissions blind.​ Submission inquiries can be directed to temenoslit@gmail.com.

We seek to publish the very best new fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and artwork by established and emerging writers and artists. All manuscripts are given full consideration. We suggest you familiarize yourself with Temenos before you submit; past editions may be viewed on the Home and Archive pages of this website.
We do not accept emailed submissions or previously published work. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please read the following submission guidelines for each category carefully.

fiction & non-fiction

You may send one piece of prose per $5.00 submission fee; this can be one fiction or one creative non-fiction piece. Please double space all submissions. We rarely publish work that is longer than 4,000 words. Flash fiction and non-fiction are also welcome! If you are submitting flash, you may submit multiple in one document, as long as the total word count is under 4,000.


Please submit no more than five poems (not surpassing ten pages) per $5.00 submission fee. Each poem should begin on a new page.


Send up to five images per $5.00 submission fee, in as high a definition as possible. We are interested in anything you, the artist, count as artwork. This can be comic strips, sculpture, textiles, functional, site based, textiles, tattoo, blueprints, portraits, you name it. 

Please also be prepared to list the following information on each piece in one single PDF: title, date, material, and a short description of each piece.

​We ask that all submissions be in a 12 point, Times New Roman font.

We reserve the right to remove published work from our journal if an author/artist is known to be abusive.

Temenos Literary Journal