Snarl, a literary journal, seeks creative work by writers of marginalized identities. 

Please send one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 8,000 words. Flash and micro prose are welcome. You may send up to three pieces if they are all less than 1,000 words. Please send flash/micro in one document.

Though we have no restrictions on style, we tend to favor work with rich, dynamic characters and memorable language. In nonfiction, we seek lyric essays, craft essays, and topical essays dealing with issues of social justice.

Please submit your work in Standard Manuscript Format. Double-spaced. 12-point font, and include your contact information and an approximate word count on the first page, as well as page numbers throughout. 

Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Please notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

We aim to respond within five months of submission. If you have not heard from us after five months, please feel free to reach out to us in a note on your submission. Submissions will be considered for both online and print publication. We are able to offer a small honorarium for published work.

Please note: We will not accept work that perpetuates hatred toward people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA community, disabled people, immigrants, the impoverished, or other marginalized identities. No graphic depictions of rape, incest, or child abuse, please. We're not saying these subjects cannot be approached effectively, but we are not looking for these narratives at this time.

Thank you for your interest in our publication!

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