Snarl, a literary journal, seeks work from creators of marginalized identities.

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.

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!

We also accept postal submissions from incarcerated writers and those otherwise unable to submit electronically. To mail us your submission, please address it to:

Chloe Seim
PO Box 442634
Lawrence, KS 66049


Fiction and Nonfiction: Please send us one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 8,000 words.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Poetry: You may submit up to five previously unpublished poems at a time.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.

We also seek book reviews, interviews, craft essays, humor writing, graphic narratives, and artwork.

We aim to respond to all submissions within five months. 

Thank you for your interest in Snarl! If you would like to purchase an issue, or multiple issues, please do so in this form. Our second issue is out! Future issues should be released biannually. Shipping costs are already factored into print issue prices.

Thank you and happy reading!

Snarl: A Journal of Literature and Art