Our submission process is entirely online on Submittable. After creating an account, upload your work under the appropriate category you wish to submit. This account also allows you to monitor the status of your submission.

Here are our guidelines…

Send in your best work. 

At Grub Street we look for works of outstanding literary merit that are in conversation with the current cultural and literary landscape. We accept submissions in the usual genres (fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and visual art), as well as submissions that are less easily categorized, including, for example, graphic stories, comics, one-act plays, collage, and visual poetry. 

We read all submissions with care and attention, and we read blind to ensure a fair and impartial selection process. We welcome established and new writers, and we hope to create a diverse journal in which we showcase the voices of underrepresented and undiscovered writers alongside more established writers. 

All submissions must be unpublished. Please follow the submission guidelines, below, to ensure that your work receives a place in our review process.

Please use Times New Roman 11- or 12-point font, one-inch margins, and one space between sentences. Double-space, if it makes sense to do so (for example, double-spacing a lyric essay may look weird if the essay frequently uses white space).

We evaluate submissions in a blind-review process, so please remove all identifying information from your works (title pages, headers, document file titles, etc.).

Visual art should be at least 4×6 inches and sent as a .png, .raw or high-quality .jpeg file with at least 300dpi and a size of at least 1MB. Please include medium and dimensions in your cover letter.

Visit us at to submit your work. Email submissions will not be considered.

It is assumed that all submissions are original creations. Please credit your sources. We look forward to receiving your work and wish you the best of luck in your literary and artistic endeavors.

If you have questions or concerns about these guidelines, we encourage you to contact us via email at

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