Snarl: A Journal of Literature and Art

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art from those of marginalized identities who live or have lived in the Lawrence/Greater Kansas City Area. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, check out our FAQ page.

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. Please find specific guidelines for each genre below.

For each category, there are free and tip jar options. It is not necessary to submit a tip jar submission, and whether a submission is paid or free will NOT influence our decision to decline or accept a work. Tip Jar submissions help us to offset production costs and pay our contributors. Thank you!


 Fiction and Nonfiction: Please send us one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 6,000 words. Though we have no restrictions on style, our editors tends to favor work with rich, dynamic characters and memorable language. Please submit your work in Standard Manuscript Format. Double-spaced. 12-point font. Please include your contact information and an approximate word count on the first page, as well as page numbers throughout.

Poetry: You may submit up to five previously unpublished poems at a time. Please single-space your poems and start a new page for every poem. Please include contact information on the first page of your manuscript.

Art: Please send your visual work via email to snarlmagazine@gmail.com . No more than eight pieces may be sent at once. Any media is acceptable, as long as it is visual (rather than video/audio).

We aim to respond to all submissions within one month after our reading period closes. If your work is declined by our staff, please wait until the next reading period to submit again.

Though we cannot guarantee payment for publication, this is our ultimate goal. When possible, we will pay writers and artists up to the professional level ($.05 per word). Writers and artists will always be paid before editors receive any compensation.

Snarl: A Journal of Literature and Art