Flypaper accepts unsolicited submissions via our Submittable portal ​during the months of January and February. We hope to get back to you by the end of March or shortly into April. All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December. 

We accept only previously-unpublished work but welcome simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published. 

Note: If you are sending content related to drug use, violence, sexual or other forms of abuse, suicide/suicidal ideation, self-harm, or other potentially triggering topics, we ask that you include a short content warning with your submission.

Upon acceptance, Flypaper Lit acquires first-time publication rights and the right to reprint in print and electronic formats. Following publication, all other rights revert back to the writer and the work may be reprinted elsewhere (we only ask that you give acknowledgment of its initial publication in Flypaper).

Flypaper believes writers should be paid for their work and are able to pay $10/ piece, we wish it could be more and as we continue to grow, we are confident the amount we’re able to pay writers will grow as well. If you want to support us and help us reach that goal, consider buying an issue from our shop.

Up to 3 poems, each poem on a new page, with a cover letter and short bio (2-4 sentences) included- add the bio onto the end of your cover letter. Your cover letter need not be long, but feel free to tell us about to yourself and your poems, we love getting to know the writers we publish!

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere. 

All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December. 


Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a poem you liked in your cover letter.

https://www.flypaperlit.com/poetry 


This should go without saying but somehow it has found itself needing to be repeated: There will be absolutely zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or any other kind of work that is involved in the marginalization or oppression of any group.

Flypaper is 100% committed to changing the culture in publishing and is especially interested in work from POC, queer, women, neurodivergent, and other poets underrepresented in the literary world. Flypaper also loves receiving submissions from poets with some relation to Ohio.


Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published.

Your submission will be reviewed and a decision made within two weeks. Please send up to 3 poems, each poem on a new page, with a cover letter and short bio (2-4 sentences) included- add the bio onto the end of your cover letter. Your cover letter need not be long, but feel free to tell us about to yourself and your poems, we love getting to know the writers we publish!

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere.  

All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December. 


Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a poem you liked in your cover letter.

https://www.flypaperlit.com/poetry


This should go without saying but somehow it has found itself needing to be repeated: There will be absolutely zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or any other kind of work that is involved in the marginalization or oppression of any group.

Flypaper is 100% committed to changing the culture in publishing and is especially interested in work from POC, queer, women, neurodivergent, and other poets underrepresented in the literary world. Flypaper also loves receiving submissions from poets with some relation to Ohio.

Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published. 

Ever submit a poem you thought was the best thing you've ever written, but then have it denied and wondered why? Or had it accepted and wanted to know what about the poem made it admirable, so you could try and replicate it in future works? 

Wonder no longer! Submit up to 3 poems, each one on a new page, and not only will we get back to you within a month but we will also provide feedback on your work: why it was accepted/rejected, ways to improve, impressions of the work, polite recommendations, line edits, general comments, etc.

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere.  

All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December. 


Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a poem you liked in your cover letter.

 https://www.flypaperlit.com/poetry  


This should go without saying but somehow it has found itself needing to be repeated: There will be absolutely zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or any other kind of work that is involved in the marginalization or oppression of any group.

Flypaper is 100% committed to changing the culture in publishing and is especially interested in work from POC, queer, women, neurodivergent, and other poets underrepresented in the literary world. Flypaper also loves receiving submissions from poets with some relation to Ohio.

Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published. 

One piece of prose (fiction, CNF, essay, flash) typically less than 3,000 words. Include a cover letter with a short bio (2-4 sentences). Your cover letter need not be long, but feel free to tell us about to yourself and your poems, we love getting to know the writers we publish! 

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere.  

All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December.  


Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a piece you liked in your cover letter. 

 https://www.flypaperlit.com/prose 


Also this should go without saying but somehow it has found itself needing to be repeated: There will be absolutely zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or any other kind of work that is involved in the marginalization or oppression of any group.

Flypaper is 100% committed to changing the culture in publishing and is especially interested in work from POC, queer, women, neurodivergent, and other poets underrepresented in the literary world. Flypaper also loves receiving submissions from poets with some relation to Ohio.

 Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published. 

Your submission will be reviewed and a decision made within two weeks. Please send one piece of prose (fiction, CNF, essay, flash) typically less than 3,000 words. Include a cover letter with a short bio (2-4 sentences). Your cover letter need not be long, but feel free to tell us about to yourself and your poems, we love getting to know the writers we publish! 

All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere.  

All accepted work is published online and then select pieces are chosen for inclusion in our yearly print anthology, which is scheduled for release each December.  


Note: It may be wise to read through a previous issue to get a feel for what we usually publish, and it would be super rad if you mention a piece you liked in your cover letter. 

https://www.flypaperlit.com/prose 


Also this should go without saying but somehow it has found itself needing to be repeated: There will be absolutely zero tolerance for any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, or any other kind of work that is involved in the marginalization or oppression of any group.

Flypaper is 100% committed to changing the culture in publishing and is especially interested in work from POC, queer, women, neurodivergent, and other poets underrepresented in the literary world. Flypaper also loves receiving submissions from poets with some relation to Ohio.

Note: Unless otherwise asked, you are allowed one submission per reading period, do not withdraw and resubmit the same piece, if accepted, there will be time to work on revision before the work is published. 

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